LAHORE - Shaukat Khanum Cancer Symposium started at a local hotel on Friday. Three day event will conclude on Sunday (tomorrow). More than 100 guest speakers and 3000 delegates from wide range of disciplines are participating in the 17th annual symposium. The experts will provide delegates with information on the latest development in the field of research, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This year scientific sessions will focus on lung, breast, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, head & neck, hematological, neurological, and pediatric malignancies. In addition there will be session on pathology, basic research, nuclear medicine and nursing. Workshop in pediatric oncology, nursing and pathology will also be part of this year’s program.  The program gives special consideration to promote and encourage local research by arranging additional session for free papers and poster presentations.