Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) is committed to perform research of highest scientific and ethical standards as reflected in our mission statement. With the guidance of the leadership, all clinical departments are actively involved in research in their respective specialties. The following three sections, housed in Abdul Hafiz Research Wing, are dedicated to perform and facilitate research in a variety of ways:

  • Clinical Research Office
  • Cancer Registry and Clinical Data Management (CRCDM)
  • Basic Science Research Laboratory

With well-defined research guidelines, our qualified physician investigators and pool of trained research staff, scientists and statisticians, offer a unique combination of expertise. Our research lab, state of the art radiology and pathology services and pharmacy team are well oriented in drug management and provide a supportive research framework. The Hospital cancer registry and electronic Hospital Information System further complement our research capacity. These features also make SKMCH&RC a preferred research collaborator.

A number of research studies, in diverse areas related primarily to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, are underway in our Hospitals at any given time. If you are interested in participating in one of these research studies, please ask your doctor for further information.

Clinical Research Office

Clinical Research Office (CRO) is involved in a spectrum of key tasks involving research. With close supervision of leadership, CRO is involved in development and dissemination of research guidelines which define the scientific standards and code of ethical conduct of research involving human subjects, which should be followed by all researchers. See guidelines for research To… more details »

Cancer Registry and Clinical Data Management

The Cancer Registry and Clinical Data Management (CRCDM) section has pioneered cancer registration in Pakistan by setting up and maintaining a hospital-based cancer registry. The Registry has been functioning since 1994, when the hospital became operational. The Registry is a member of the International Association of Cancer Registries in Lyon, France. The CDCRM staff is responsible for… more details »

Basic Science Research Laboratory

In today’s era of translational cancer research, the ultimate aim is to make the results of our research into applicable measures for our cancer patients. The Basic Science Laboratory is equipped to conduct genetic, epigenetic, proteomic and immunologic studies. The lab is involved in trying to gain information about the contribution of genetic and non-genetic… more details »


Bio banking is an emerging source of cancer research worldwide. We established a biobank facility of fresh frozen samples in February 2019. Currently, our biobank encompasses 1361 samples. The aim of establishing the biobank facility was to obtain cancerous and non-cancerous samples in standardized conditions for translational research. Our goal is to do research into… more details »

Research Guidelines

Hospital leadership represented by Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Medical Director (MD) is committed to do high quality research as reflected in the mission statement of the hospital, “To act as a model institution to alleviate the suffering of patients with cancer through the application of modern methods of curative and… 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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SKMT Denies Misuse of Funds

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) was established in 1994 with the mission to provide state-of-the-art and comprehensive cancer treatment services for all patients, irrespective of their ability to pay. Through the generous support of the Pakistani nation, within Pakistan and overseas, we have consistently provided world class cancer treatment completely free […]

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Notices & Tenders

Tender Notice: For the regular supply of Medicines, Nursing & Surgical Supplies / Disposables, Laboratory Supplies, Office Stationery & Accessories, and Engineering & Maintenance Supplies from July 1st, 2024 to June 30th, 2025. BID ONLINE   Lapsed Notices & Tenders: Properties for Sale: Bids are invited for the sale of following properties owned by Shaukat […]

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