"The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) unites and supports the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority in the world health and development agenda."
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre (SKMCH & RC) was founded in 1994 and now has a staff of over 3,500 employees.
Over the past decade, SKMCH & RC has established itself as a centre of excellence providing comprehensive care free of cost to thousands of indigent cancer patients. This pioneering, state-of-the-art hospital located in the heart of the Punjab was founded by Imran Khan, one of Pakistan's most illustrious cricketers. As a charitable institute, it is funded predominantly from the donations of friends and well-wishers from around the country and across the world.
It aims to eliminate cancer through modern curative and palliative therapy. They educate health care professionals and the public, while performing research into the causes and treatment of cancer.
In 2006, SKMCH &RC was accepted as an associate UICC member.