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… more details »
Cancer Registry and Clinical Data Management
The Cancer Registry and Clinical Data Management (CRCDM) section is one of the most well-established, hospital-based registries in Pakistan. The Registry, formed in 1994, is a member of the International Association of Cancer Registries in Lyon, France. THE CDCRM staff is responsible for coding and generating summaries on cancer and non-cancer cases. Since January 2004, the Registry… 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 patients. The Basic Science Laboratory is equipped to conduct molecular, cellular and genetic studies. The lab is involved in trying to gain information about genetic and environmental risk factors for common cancers… 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 890 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 »
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 »
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 »