Oncology (Shifa Cancer Center)

Cancer poses an emerging and potentially significant health burden in Pakistan and it is expected that this burden will increase in the times to come due to growth and aging of the population, and because of adopting such behaviors and lifestyle factors which leads to cancer. 

Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. These contrast with benign tumors, which do not spread. There are more than 100 types of cancer, including breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and lymphoma. Symptoms vary depending on the type. Cancer treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery.

Shifa Cancer Center

The Oncology division (Shifa Cancer Center) is recognized as one of the top cancer treatment facilities in Pakistan. Shifa Cancer Center is a center of excellence for diagnosis and treatment of various Cancer types in Pakistan since early 1990’s. The hospital has a state of the art treatment facility for cancer patients supported by latest technological equipment and internationally experienced and board certified multidisciplinary team of medical, radiation, surgical oncologists, and radiologists. The Center offers treatments for a wide variety of cancer treatments.

  • Cancer Diagnosis Imaging: (Wide bore MRI (Vantage Titan) with gantry size of 71 cm, Aquilion ONE 640 slice CT-Scan
  • Laboratory Testing: (Cytology, pap smear, fine needle aspiration biopsy, tissue biopsy for histopathology, immunohistochemistry, bone marrow biopsy, tumor cytometry, flow cytometry)
  • Therapies (Surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, brachytherapy and other modalities)


Brachytherapy is a type of radiation therapy that’s used to treat cancer effectively (also called internal radiation). It minimizes risk of side effects, due to the targeted and precise nature of delivering the radiotherapy from inside the body. Brachytherapy allows doctors to deliver higher doses of radiation to more specific areas of the body in comparison to the conventional form of radiation therapy.

Brachytherapy is used to treat several types of cancer, including:

  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer (Recurrent)
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer (Recurrent)
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Skin Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer


  • Minimizes risk of side effects in comparison to external beam radiation
  • No need for hospital admission (performed on an Outpatient basis)
  • Requires fewer visits & shorter treatment time
  • Quick recovery for the patients
  • Minimally invasive technique (non-surgical)

Bone Marrow Transplant
Breast Clinic

Hematology / Oncology:

Dr. Saleem Ahmed Siddiqui
Consultant Oncologist/ Hematologist

Dr. Muhammad Ayaz Younus Mir
Consultant Oncologist/ Hematologist

Maj. Gen ( R ) Dr. Tariq M. Satti, H.I. (M)
FRCPath (HAEM), BMT Certification (U.K.)
Consultant Haematologist & Bone Marrow Transplant Specialist

Dr. Azhar Shafi
FCPS (Medicine), FCPS (Oncology)
Associate Consultant Oncologist/ Hematologist

Radiation Oncology:

Dr. Muhammad Ali Afridi
Consultant Oncologist

Dr. Muhammad Furrukh
MBBS,DMRT, FCPS(Radiotherapy), CCST (Clinical Oncology)
Consultant Oncologist

Dr. Asif Masood
Consultant Oncologist

Dr. Uzma Qasim
Associate Consultant  Oncologist

Dr. Hira Asim
Associate Consultant Oncologist