Cancer Awareness Month:

Information, Research, Patient Services, Advocacy

Learn more »


Message from the president

I feel much honoured to send this message as president of the Sri Lanka College of oncologists for this new norm event of Virtual Annual Academic Session 2020. SLCO was able to continue its activities while giving all the support to maintain the standard cancer care to our patients by preparing guidelines for COVID -19 challenging period and supplying protective materials to continue uninterrupted treatments while safeguarding our cancer care teams all over the island.
Our theme here is “Conquering Challenges through Frugal Innovation”. This programme has got many eminent local and international speakers to cover wide range of specialties to encourage and enhance our knowledge to serve our patients with best care.
History reveals most of the innovations, discoveries came up after a dark, difficult time spaces. Successful changes and turns occurred during special time gaps. So this special time space we are spending now would be an ideal time for our departmental reviews, arrangements for audits and simple studies which may reveal better pathways.
Amid this challenging period of the whole globe, with physical lock downs enforcing locally and internationally adapting to the COVID 19 situation our organizing committee and the council members specially Dr Devinda Jayathilake, Dr Sanjeewa Gunasekara and Dr Nurad Joseph worked with great spirit and courage to make this session a reality. I greatly appreciate them for bringing a novel experience to our membership.
I wish all participants a very fruitful meeting and a great experience.

Dr. Kanthi Perera

MBBS, MD | Consultant Clinical Oncologist | President,The Sri Lanka College of Oncologists

Annual Academic Sessions 2020


The SLCO Annual Academic Sessions (Virtual Conference) for the year 2020 was successfully held between 13th to 15th November 2020. The full conference can be found on our youtube channel.

View details »

Video of the Month

The closing lecture of the Haemato-Oncology symposium of The Sri Lanka College of Oncologists Annual Academic Sessions 2020 was delivered by Dr. Sanjeewa Gunasekara, on the topic 'Optimization of Maintenance Therapy in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia'.

Upcoming events


Annual Academic Sessions 2021 - Coming Q4 2021

View details »

Oncology News

What Is Value of Therapeutic Lymph Node Dissection in Melanoma?

Therapeutic lymph node dissection lacks therapeutic benefit for patients with lymph node recurrences in melanoma, according to results from a study presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society of Surgical Oncology.

View details »


Management of hereditary breast cancer: American society of clinical oncology, American society for radiation oncology, and society of surgical oncology guideline

PURPOSE To develop recommendations for management of patients with breast cancer (BC) with germline mutations in BC susceptibility genes...

View details »