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 has been coding cancer cases using the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, Third Edition (ICD-O-3). The CRCDM generates summaries using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM). Each year, the CRCDM provides extensive cancer statistics by gender, age group, demographic area, stage, grade, and morphology.
The section is actively involved in setting-up a citywide, population-based, cancer registry, The Punjab Cancer Registry, which is registered under the Societies’ Act of Pakistan (XXI of 1860). The Punjab Cancer Registry will assist in determining the population-level statistics in the area of Lahore district. The CRCDM staff also assists students, researchers, and clinicians in conducting research studies at the SKMCH&RC. These studies have been conducted on specific types of cancer as well, the results of which can be viewed on PubMed, a web-based database of medical research publications.