Punjab Cancer Registry
Cancer registration refers to the process of continual, systematic collection of data on the occurrence and characteristics details
“PCR” is an acronym for the Punjab Cancer Registry. PCR has been set-up by a group of enthusiastic professionals details


About Us

Office-Bearers & GC


Participating Centers



Contact Us

Online Data Entry Link1 Online Data Entry Link2

SMS Short Code detail:  Type PCR [space] [type patient’s information] and send it to 8001

Punjab Cancer Registry facebook Page

The Punjab Cancer Registry was set up in February 2005 to determine the population level cancer statistics in the region. Initially, attempts were made to collect information from cancer patients in the region of Punjab. Effective July 1, 2008, the Registry started collecting data on cancers diagnosed and treated among the residents of Lahore district. In 2014, the Registry expanded to four other districts of Punjab including Faisalabad, Sheikhupura, Kasur, and Nankana Sahib. In 2016, the Registry included Sialkot and Narowal districts. In 2018, the Registry included Okara, Gujrat, Jhelum, Rawalpindi/Islamabad districts. At present, the Registry has around 44 members in over 24 participating institutions. The Central Office of the Registry is located within the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center (SKMCH&RC), Lahore, Pakistan. The running of the Registry is also sponsored by SKMCH&RC.
  pcr goal

Once reporting is complete, data from the Registry can be used for monitoring the distribution of various types of cancers, thereby:

  1. For an early diagnosis program
  2. For organizing cancer control programs
  3. For planning patient care programs,
  4. For administrative purposes.
  PCR Mission

To monitor the distribution of cases of cancer among various demographic groups within the population, living in a specified geographic area, in a defined time period.

The set of Office-Bearers is as follows:
Sixth Term

Chairperson: Dr. Mohammad Tariq Mahmood
Treasurer:     Dr. Asif Loya
Secretary:      Dr. Farhana Badar


PCR Reports/News Items/Publications

BMJ Open-2017-Badar
BMJ Open-2016-Badar
Article JAMC-2015
PCR Report - Population Based Cancer Registration
PCR Report- 2016
Cancer reg. in Pakistan-JCPSP

For Queries, Please contact:
  Secretary, Punjab Cancer Registry
  Email:  pcr@skm.org.pk    dm@skm.org.pk