ISLAMABAD-Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission being a major government institute dealing with cancer treatment in the country has decided to start cancer registration programme to arrange immaculate data of malignancy affected patients as well as to develop record of the ratio of various types of cancer in Pakistan. Member Bio-Science Pakistan Atomic Energy, Dr Abdul Rashid made this announcement while speaking at the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Nuclear Medicine, Oncology and Radiotherapy Institute (NORI) and Pink Ribbon Campaign regarding breast cancer treatment here on Monday. Besides collecting data Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission in collaboration with Pink Ribbon Campaign for the first time would also conduct a study in high-risk groups of breast cancer, he continued. He said, Lady Health Workers would be provided training to help women at grass root level in self-examination of breast cancer, as just two minutes self-examination can protect them from this most horrifying nightmare. MoU signed between Pink Ribbon Campaign (PRC) and NORI is part of public-private partnership between PRC and Pakistan Atomic Commission regarding Breast Cancer awareness and treatment in Pakistan, stated Omer Aftab National Coordinator of PRC. Pink Ribbon has already wetted three MoUs in Lahore, Multan and Islamabad, whereas more two such agreements would be inked in Bhawalpur and Karachi, he added. As per agreement, Pink Ribbon would provide all kind of help ranging from financial assistance to medical expertise on breast cancer treatment to NORI hospital. It is pertinent to mention that Pakistan has the highest rate of breast cancer for any Asian population accounting to 40,000 deaths per year. Approximately one out of every 9 women suffers from breast cancer at some point in their lives. Whereas very little information is available in Pakistan and only cases at a very advanced stage are reported. But With early diagnosis, a patients chance of surviving breast cancer is higher then 90 per-cent. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in Pakistani females and every year around 93,000 cases are reported.