Department of Pharmacy, UAP organizes seminar on “Lung Cancer and its Preventive Measures”


The Department of Pharmacy, University of Asia Pacific (UAP) organized a seminar titled “Lung Cancer and its Preventive Measures” on 19th November, 2019 at UAP Auditorium in collaboration with Oncology Division of Eskayef Pharmaceuticals.

Prof. Dr. Swapan Bandyopadhyaa, Professor of Radiotherapy, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital was the keynote speaker in the seminar. In his presentation he highlighted smoking as the chief cause of lung cancer.

Mr. Manzoor Ahmed Chowdhury, Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. He emphasized on the peril of lung cancer faced by both active and passive smokers.

The seminar was also addressed by Prof. Dr. M. R. Kabir, Pro-Vice Chancellor, UAP who called attention to the students so that they were aware of the risk of smoking. Air Cdre (Retd.) Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury, Treasurer and Director, Directorate of Students’ Welfare, UAP laid his emphasis on the governments’ responsibilities in banning all kind of tobacco manufacturing within the city.

Dr. Shahriar Islam, Deputy Manager, Oncology, Eskayef Pharmaceuticals thanked UAP for joining hands with them in their noble initiative and elaborated the Pharmaceuticals’ state-of-the-art facility in manufacturing anti-cancer drugs.

The vote of thanks was given by Prof. Dr. Swarnali Islam Khandaker, Head, Department of Pharmacy,UAP. She portrayed the moral and social responsibility of Pharmacy department towards society, by organizing frequent blood donation campaigns and periodically arranging seminars on various health issues such as hepatitis, mental health, breast cancer etc to create awareness among people. Dr. Swarnali expressed her gratitude to Eskayef Oncology for choosing UAP as a platform to spread cancer awareness on the occasion of Lung Cancer Awareness month.