Neel Kant


Extensive work has been done on the subject of lung cancer throughout the world but data unique to Pakistan is sparse. Some studies have managed to establish risk factors but they have failed to capture any significant association between histology of cancer and smoking status. Besides, there is ethnic disparity associated with differences in smoking prevalence, environmental exposures, genetic and gender predisposition. Our research aims at categorizing the different types of lung cancer in patient population unique to Pakistan and providing an insight in the occurrence of various histological subtypes relative to the patient’s smoking status.

Team Introduction

Neel Kant: A team of fourth year medical students at King Edward Medical University, Lahore working on the research project titled “Lung Cancer and Smoking Status: Histopathology and Other Risk factors”.

Team Members

These are team members of Neel kant with short bios.

Noor-un-Nisaa Zia: “Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.”
 I believe that in the vast field of medical science, somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known and that is what sparked my interest in research. As for my future goals, I am inclined towards clinical practice and aspire to become a great pediatrician one day.

Syeda Insha-e-Qudrat Tirmizi
  “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”
 Going through medical college, one flashcard at a time. Aspiring to be a surgeon because the human body is absolutely fascinating to observe in the raw or an OB/GYN as it is the only specialty that has the best of both worlds, medicine and surgery.  Currently procrastinating through movies that stay with you long after you have seen them and novels that finish in 350 pages.
Muhammad Qudrat-ul-lah
  "Seek knowledge even if you have to go to China."
 Knowledge-sought by many; generated by few. A 21 year old fresh fourth year brain, full of ideas, creativity and curiosity, trying to do both things at the same time. Let's explore and serve humanity with a better knowledge.
Hamza Arshad:
 “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room on Earth”–Muhammad Ali
 I am a student of fourth year MBBS and vice-president of local council of IFMSA-Lahore. I wish to pursue my career as a surgeon. I firmly believe that a good doctor needs to look more into disease than just mere diagnosis and that is something that brings my interest in research.
Muhammad Shan-ul-Abedin: 
 “There's so many things that life is, and no matter how many breakthroughs, trials will exist and we're going to get through it. Just be strong." –Mary J. Blige 

 I did my matriculation and intermediate from DPS Okara and belong to same city. I am doing well in my studies with good records. My interests include hang outs, exploring surroundings, movies, studying geography and maps. Medicine has always my passion because I believe the best way to live this life and also succeed in hereafter is by serving others. 
Anosha Anwar:
 “Listen through ears of tolerance, look through eyes of compassion, speak through language of love” -Rumi
 I aspire to become a brilliant doctor, one day, InshaAllah, and be able to serve the people, be it through research or practicing medicine. My field of interest is Endocrinology as it offers a thought provoking mechanism and diagnosing the particular link which is weakest of the chain is a thrill.

Process Mentor

Dr. Najam Zaidi: Dr Zaidi is an infectious disease specialist based in Providence RI. He divides his time between teaching at the division of Infectious Diseases, Roger Williams Medical Center and leading the Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship for Southcoast Hospitals Group. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical) at the Warren Alpert Medical School/Brown University where he has been teaching since 2004 and has won the Dean’s teaching award for clinical clerkship in medicine in 2004 and 2005 and has been involved in the doctoring program as a clinical mentor since 2007.

Project Mentor:
 Dr. Muhammad Abbas Khokhar:

FCPS Medical Oncology

Group Activities

The World is Talking: 

"Discussing preventive measures, Dr Malcolm Moore, head of the Union for International Cancer Control, Asia regional office, Korea, underlined the need to adopt a healthier lifestyle and diet. Comparing cancer statistics across South Asia, he said lung cancer in Pakistan might be on the rise due to smoking, nutritional and hormonal factors"

"The International Lung Cancer Morbidity and Mortality Trend Report 2014 reveals that more than 90 per cent of the lung cancer is caused by active smoking. According to the recent Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey Report (PDHSR 2012-2013), the incidence of smoking has increased during the last one decade. There is a stark increase in tobacco use among men as 45 percent of the male population aged 15-49 years use some form of tobacco. Of the total number of smokers, 70 percent use tobacco in the form of cigarettes (10 or more daily)."

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