Unveiling cancer

Ritu Lakhtakia*, Ikram Burney, Asim Qureshi, Sinan Al-Azawi, Hamid Al-Badi, Shaikha Al-Hajri

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This article narrates a multifaceted educational journey undertaken by a medical student through a weekly SCRAPS (surgery, clinical disciplines, radiology, anatomy, psychiatry and laboratory sciences) clinicopathological meeting held in the College of Medicine & Health Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman. Through a presentation titled ‘Unveiling Cancer’, the multidisciplinary and interprofessional audience witnessed a simulated interaction between a medical student, a technologist peer and tutors in medicine, pathology and radiology. The presentation was based on the complexities of presentation, diagnosis and management of a patient with anaplastic large cell lymphoma, a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, in the aftermath of a bone marrow transplantation. After describing the case, the student shared with the audience a spectrum of learning objectives, which included integration in the complex world of contemporary medicine, insight into the triumphs and travails of technology (immunohistochemistry) and peer collaboration, communication and mentorship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e405-e410
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma
  • Clinico-pathological conference
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Medical education
  • Oman

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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