Participants of the Research Methodology and SPSS Workshop with CEO Dr. Shamvil Ashraf

Research Department

At CCH we strongly believe medicine cannot progress without research. Unfortunately in past due to lack of funding and space we could not establish a good research department. However at our center we have been treating children on common uniform and standard chemotherapy protocol since beginning. We have a reasonable Medical record keeping and cancer registry with documentation of patients demographic, clinical, diagnostics and outcome data. We have started developing electronic medical record and archiving previous records.

A clinical research officer has been hired to collect and publish our data. We will be doing prospective studies and participating in international trials very soon Inshaallah.

Dr. Shamvil’s article in the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

CCH is not only providing quality treatment to every child regardless of paying ability but also playing a pivotal role in capacity building and create awareness about childhood cancer in Pakistan. Click Here to read the full article.

Research Methodology and SPSS Workshop

It is very important to learn research methods and statistics for medical professionals because it helps us in studying cure rates for diseases using different drugs and different forms of treatment. Keeping this in mind, Children Cancer Hospital (CCH) arranged a “Research Methodology and SPSS Workshop” with the support of Pharmevo Pharmaceuticals (Pvt.) Ltd. on January 13th-14th 2012 at Seminar Hall, Children Cancer Hospital. This Workshop was attended by doctors, nurses and medical record department personnel. There was a Pre-Test (evaluation) at the start of workshop. Ms. Sundas Iftikhar (Data Analyst) delivered presentations on following topics:

  • Introduction to Biostatistics and types of data.
  • Measures of central tendency and variability.
  • Test of significance- t-Test and types, Chi-Square Test.
  • A tour of SPSS- introduction and data entry.

Then “hands on training of SPSS” was done. All participants did basic analysis using SPSS.
Muhammad Asif of Pharm Evo delivered presentation on “Research Method and Classification & “How to conduct clinical trial”. At the end, participants view was taken on utility of this workshop. In the concluding ceremony, Dr. Muhammad Shamvil Ashraf (CEO- CCH) stressed on the participants to do active research in the field of Pediatric Oncology. He thanked Phrmevo for their cooperation in conducting this workshop. Participants were given certificates on attending this workshop.