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 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.
Once reporting is complete, data from the Registry can be used for monitoring the
distribution of various types of cancers and, thereby:
- For an early diagnosis program
- For organizing cancer control programs
- For planning patient care programs,
- 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:
|| Mohammad Tariq Mahmood
Sajid Mushtaq (past)
| Asif Loya
|| Asif Loya
|| Sohail Chughtai