Research

Cancer research at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) is focused on finding the best way possible to treat and manage patients in developing countries, such as Pakistan. The Abdul Hafeez Cancer Research Wing, founded in , houses the Basic Sciences Research Laboratory, Clinical Research Office and Cancer Registry and Clinical Data Management Departments; collectively, these three sections form the centre of research studies at SKMCH&RC.

Over 4,000 new cancer patients are registered annually. Statistics suggest that the top three malignancies across all age groups and both sexes combined were breast cancer, leukaemia, and lip and oral cavity cancer. While breast cancer, the most frequently seen cancer in our hospital, forms the basis of much of our clinical research effort, we are also currently conducting research in cervical cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, leukaemia and lymphoma.

In the future, our expanding knowledge of cancer will have a major impact on our ability to predict an individual’s level of risk of developing cancer, our ability to detect and diagnose cancer early and to select treatments that are most likely to be effective. We aim to create a bridge between the laboratory and clinic through translational studies to improve diagnosis, management and prognosis for our patients.

Our Research Division

Cancer research is a top priority at SKMCH&RC and has been organized into three different units: Clinical Research Office Cancer Registry and Clinical Data Management (CRCDM) Basic Science Research Laboratory Clinical Research Office The Clinical Research Office (CRO) is an active clinical trials office involved in several international studies from major pharmaceutical companies. With the… more details »

Guidelines for Research

Guidelines for Obtaining Scientific and Ethical Approval for Research at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre Hospital leadership represented by CEO, CMO and MD is committed to do high quality research as reflected in Mission Statement of hospital, “To act as a model institution to alleviate the suffering of patients with cancer through… more details »

Research Publications

In line with its mission, SKMCH&RC places great emphasis on research. The Hospital takes great pride in providing excellent research opportunities to its trainees. Currently, various departments of the Hospital are actively involved in multiple research projects. The Hospital encourages its faculty members to present their research findings in many prestigious meetings, both, nationally and… more details »

Online Donation Box

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Many young innocent lives are being saved at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre. Last year, your Zakat made it possible to treat almost 75% of our patients for free. This year we need 4.5 billion rupees to help those who cannot afford to pay for their own treatment. While the revenue from […]


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Press Release

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) celebrated its 22nd birthday in a colorful event organized by Shaukat Khanum Tigers’ Club. Nearly 700 school children from various cities across Pakistan participated in the event. A large gathering showed the enthusiasm of children for their passion to fight against cancer. Children from different schools […]


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Events

Keep yourself updated with our latest events, held throughout the year and all around the world. Your participation in these events directly supports our mission of fighting cancer.   Upcoming Events Previous Events Groundbreaking of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Karachi December 29, 2016 22nd Birthday Celebrations – Annual Card Competition December, […]


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