Cancer Statistics

Running under the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust (SKMT), the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC), Pakistan, has a computerized cancer registry that is a data system created for the collection, maintenance, and analysis of specific data on patients registered at the hospital. Since the hospital in Lahore opened its doors in December 1994, there has been a functioning hospital-based cancer registry. The Registry compiles annual cancer statistics by sex, age, region, topography, morphology, stage, grade, etc. The disorders were classified using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification, from December 1994 to December 2003. The International Classification of Disease for Oncology, Third Edition (ICD-O-3) was adopted by the Registry in January 2004 to code cancer cases. To code cases of cancer and non-cancer in depth, the Registry introduced the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) in 2013.

Patients in this report include those registered at the centres affiliated with the SKMT and accessioned into the computerized cancer registry within the hospital information system in Lahore. iacr


A total of 137,005 neoplasms, of which 9,233 were benign and 127,772 were malignant, were reported at the SKMT centres during the past 29 years. Male and female distributions were found to be 46.9% and 53.1%, respectively. Approximately 90.3% of tumors were registered among adults, compared to 9.7% in children. Breast cancer, colon/rectum/anal canal/anus cancers, and lip/oral cavity cancers were the top three cancers across all age groups, both sexes combined; among adult females, cancers of the breast, ovarian/uterine adnexa, and lip/oral cavity; among adult males, colon/rectum/anal canal/anus cancers, prostate, and lip/oral cavity cancers; and in children, Hodgkin lymphoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In adults, regardless of sex, malignant neoplasms of the breast, colon/rectum/anal canal/anus cancers, and lip/oral cavity were established as the leading malignancies.

A total of 8,657 neoplasms, of which 736 were benign and 7,921 were malignant, were added to the registry database in 2023. 161 (2.0%) of the 7,921 malignant cases were non-analytic, with analytical cases making up 7,760 (98.0%) of the total. Breast, colon, colon/rectum/anal canal/anus cancers, and Hodgkin lymphoma were the top three cancers in all age ranges, both sexes combined. The most common cancers in adult men were cancers of the colon/rectum/anal canal/anus, lip/oral cavity, and prostate, whereas the most common malignancies in adult females were those of the breast, colon/rectum/anal canal/anus, and esophagus. The most frequent cancers in children were Hodgkin lymphoma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and Ewing’s sarcoma/PNET.

According to the Facility Oncology Revised Data Standards (FORDS) Revised for 2016, Class of Case codes 00, 10-12, and 20 are considered analytical cases, but codes 30-33 are not. Analytical cases are included in treatment and survival analysis in the context of cancer registration, but non-analytical patients are often excluded from standard treatment or survival statistics.
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Shaukat Khanum Cancer Registry

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