Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) is the story of success of the collective will of our people and affirmation of some of the greatest positives of our society. Since its beginning the hospital has been striving hard to provide equal treatment facilities to the patients regardless of their ability to pay. In line with its mission, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre continues to strive to provide top quality diagnostic and treatment facilities for cancer, irrespective of the patient’s ability to pay. After the Punjab, patients from the Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa province form the largest group of patients seen at the Hospital, with nearly 40,000 patients from the NWFP / KPK having been registered at SKMCH&RC, Lahore, since 1994. In an effort to bring care closer to the patient, it was decided to open a second Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, in Peshawar. The construction of a comprehensive cancer diagnosis and treatment facility in Peshawar will not only provide state-of-the-art cancer treatment services to the people of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, irrespective of their ability to pay, but will also help raise healthcare standards and provide training and employment opportunities in the wider region.