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


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The Punjab Cancer Registry is registered under the Societies Act of Pakistan, 1860, and its registration is renewed every year. The Registry is also a member of the International Association of Cancer Registries, Lyon, France.

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 on cancer patients from all over the province of the Punjab. However, effective July 1, 2008, the Registry started collecting data on cancers diagnosed and treated among the residents of the Lahore district. In 2014, the Registry expanded to four other districts of the 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. Subsequently, Multan, Mandi Bahauddin, Sargodha, and Chiniot were added and the plan is to include other districts in due course of time. At present, the Registry has around 47 members in over 27 participating institutions. The Central Office of the Registry is located within the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center, Lahore, Pakistan. The Registry is sponsored by the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust.

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

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

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.

Both active and passive casefinding methods are being used by the Registry.


The set of Office-Bearers is as follows:

  Chairperson Treasurer Secretary
Seventh Term Alia Ahmad Asif Loya Farhana Badar
Sixth Term Mohammad Tariq Mahmood
Sajid Mushtaq (past)
Asif Loya Farhana Badar
Fifth Term Omar Chughtai Asif Loya Farhana Badar
Fourth Term Omar Chughtai Aasim Yusuf Farhana Badar
Third Term Misbah Masood Aasim Yusuf Farhana Badar
Second Term Sohail Chughtai Aasim Yusuf Farhana Badar
First Term Zeba Aziz Aasim Yusuf Farhana Badar
For Queries, Please contact:
  Secretary, Punjab Cancer Registry
  Email:  pcr@skm.org.pk    dm@skm.org.pk