Opening program session chair: Dr. Ida Marie Lim

Interfaith Prayer

Philippine National Anthem

Philippine College of Surgeons Hymn

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Manuel Francisco Roxas
Chairman, Philippine College of Surgeons Cancer Commission Foundation

Dr. Cora Ngelangel
President, Philippine Cancer Society

Ms. Kara Magsanoc
Founding Member and Vice President, Cancer Coalition Philippines

Survivors Testimony
Dr. Rachel Rosario
Childhood and Adult Cancer Survivor

Ceremonial Opening Photo Op

8:30-9:00 AM

International Perspectives on Cancer Care

HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan
Past President UICC and Leading Global Advocate for Cancer Control and
Non-Communicable Diseases

9:00-9:30 AM

Emerging Challenges in Cancer Care: Pathways for Collaboration

Dr. Andre Ilbawi
Global Cancer Program Lead, WHO HQ, Department for Management of
Noncommunicable Disease, Geneva, Switzerland

9:30-9:55 AM

Working together in localizing and scaling up NICCA
(National Integrated Cancer Control Act) Implementation

Inspirational Message

USEC. Dr. Maria Rosario S. Vergeire, MPH, CESO II
Officer In Charge, Department of Health

9:55-10:10 AM

Message of Support

Dr. Graham Harrison
Officer in Charge, WHO Philippine Office

10:10-10:25 AM

Overview of NICCA (National Integrated Cancer Control Council)

Dr. Samuel Ang
Vice Chairman, National Integrated Cancer Control Council

Accomplishments & Contributions NICC Council

Vince Sumergido
Senior Supervising Health Program Coordinator
Department of Health
Head, NICC Council Secretariat

10:25-10:45 AM

Song Number, Cancer Survivors

Philippine Cancer Society

10:45-10:50 AM

Advancing NICCA Implementation and Localization through
Sustainable Financing

Honorable Amenah F. Pangandaman
Secretary, Department of Budget & Management

10:50-11:10 AM

Institutionalizing Cancer Awareness & Advocacy Programs

Honorable Susan Ople
Secretary, Department of Migrant Workers

11:10 AM-11:30 AM

The Catalytic Role of Private-Public Partnerships in Bridging
the Cancer Care Gap

Mr. Paolo Borromeo
President & CEO Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc.
Managing Director, Ayala Corporation

11:30-11:45 AM

Improving Cancer Care in the Philippines: The MPH Vision

Dr. Harish Pillai
CEO, Metro Pacific Health

11:45 AM-12:00 PM

Ceremonial Opening of Exhibit Booths / Ribbon Cutting

Launching of PCS CANCOM Manuals with AIA

12:00-12:30 PM

Symposium by Invitation by UNILAB Hormonal Management
of early Breast Cancer

1. "Improving outcomes for Premenopausal Women with High-risk
Hormone-responsive Early Stage Breast Cancer"

Dennis L. Sacdalan, MD, FPCP, FPSMO

2. Cardioprotective property of Trimetazidine for Onco Patients

Maria Katrina Cruz-Tan, MD, FPCP, FPCC

Symposium by Invitation by Pfizer
Considerations in including Innovative Medicines
in the Philippine National Formulary
Arthur Lui, MD

12:30-1:30 PM

Visit Booths
Booth Activities

1:30-2:00 PM

Hall A

With CPD Points PCS Cancer Committee Scientific Symposium

Session Chair & Moderator:
Dr. Rhoel De Leon

Segment 1: Cancer Screening


Part I. Presentation of Evidence on Cancer Screening and Early Detection Programs: Applicability in the Local Setting

Breast Cancer Screening
Dr. Aldine Astrid Basa-Ocampo

Lung Cancer Screening
Dr. Antonio Ramos

Cervical Cancer Screening
Dr. Lilli May C. Teodoro-Cole

Prostate Cancer Screening
Dr. Jason Letran

Colorectal Cancer Screening
Dr. Allan Policarpio

Liver Cancer Screening
Dr. Edhel Tripon

Part II. Moderated Panel Discussion: Issues, Challenges,
and Opportunities for Cancer Screening in
the Philippines

1. Dr. Necy Juat
MOPS (Manual Operations and Procedures Project,
WHO-Philippine Country Office and
DOH-CO Collaboration)

2. Dr. Cecilia Llave
JHPIEGO Techical Advisor, SUCCESS Project
(Scaling UP Cervical Cancer Elimination through
Secondary Strategies; Board Member, Philippine Cancer

Segment 2: Championing Quality in Cancer Care

Session Chair & Moderator:
Dr. Catherine Co

1. Exploring Quality Metrics in Cancer Management
Dr. Manuel Roxas

2. Quality Metrics in HPB Cancer Surgery MDTB: Lessons, Innovations, and Challenges
Dr. Catherine SC Teh

3. Quality Metric Measurement of Head and Neck Cancer Resection
Dr. Rainier Yu Lutanco

Hall B

Building Partnerships and Engaging Communities for
Better Cancer Care

Session Chair:
Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala
(I Can Serve Phil)

Moderator & Host:
Dr. Claire Soliman
(East Avenue Medical Center)
Bibeth Orteza

Segment 1: Partnering with LGUs and CSOs

Innovations for Women's Cancers Through Project Bridge
(Breast Cancer Intergrated Disease Solutions in a
Guideline-Driven Ecosystem)

Dr. May Ann Sta. Lucia
Western Visayas Center for Health Development

Dr. Fred Ivan Ting
Medical Oncologist Bacolod City

Engaging and Mobilizing Multiple Stakeholders and
Sectoral Community Groups: Accelerating Cervical Cancer

Dr. Ingrid Magnata
JHPIEGO Country Manager, National Project Manager
Project SUCCESS (Scaling Up Cervical Cancer
Elimination through Secondary Strategies)

Promoting HPV Vaccination in Schools and Communities

Plenary Dialogue, Q and A

Reaching out to Male Patients: Prostate Cancer

Dr. Jose Vicente T. Prodigalidad
Head, Endourology Section
Vice Chair, Department of Urology,
National Kidney and Transplant Institute
Past President, Phil Society of Urologic Oncologists

Providing Travel Support for Breast Cancer Patients in
NCR: A Collaborative Initiative with Pfizer Foundation

Mission LEAPFROG: Multi-level and Multi-Stakeholder

Dr. May Ann Sta Lucia
OIC-Division Chief of Local Health
Support, Western Visayas CHD

Dr. Marthony Basco
City Health Officer,
Valenzuela City Health Office

Plenary Dialogue/Q and A

Segment 2: Spotlighting the Cancer Journey of Cancer
Survivors, their Carers and Families

Session Chairs and Moderators:
Dr. Rachel Rosario and Mr. Oliver Calasanz
(CAREWELL Foundation)

Story Telling and Sharing:
Our Cancer Journeys

Cancer Patient - Rez Cortez
Thyroid Cancer Survivor - Len Cabili
Carer of Mom with Cancer - Neil Felipp (Colorectal Cancer Stage 4)

Video Clip Messages:
Engineer Emer Rojas
(Survivor/Video Message)

Leticia Damole
(Survivor/Video Message)

Moderated Panel Discussion:
Spotlighting Experiences of Patient Navigators
(LGU-based, hospital-based, and online)

Segment 3: Launching of Circle of Life Awardee, 2022 APPIS
(Alliance and Partnerships for Patient Innovations and
Solutions) Novartis Regional Innovators program, I Can Serve and
City of Taguig

The Vision of Ating Dibdibin
Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala
Founding President, I Can Serve Foundation

Ating Dibdibin: Milestones and Breakthrough Moments:
Ating Dibdibin and Circle of Life
Dr. Cecille Montales
Executive Assistant for Health,
Taguig City Health Office

Scoping of Ecosystem and Patient Journey Map
Mr. Bryan Giger
CEO and Co-Founder

Fostering Meaningful Conversations between HCP and
Patients: Clinic Setting
Dr. Claire Soliman

Closing Statement

Hall C

Collaborative Action Against Cancer in the Philippines

Session Chair:
Dr. Marie Rachael Rosario
Executive Director, Philippine Cancer Society

Mr. Romeo Marcaida
Program Officer, Philippine Cancer Society

Segment 1: Collaboration with LGUs: ACT NOW PRIME CARE
for BRCA Early Detection

Prevention of Breast Cancer (Screening/Stage-shifting)
Utilizing Integrated Mobile Clinics and
Patient-Reported Online Evaluations and
Education: A Briefer

Dr. Herdee Gloriane Luna
Research and Outreach Event Coordinator,
Philippine Cancer Society,
VP, Philippine Society of Oncology

Quezon City Health - Barangay Commonwealth Launch

Deborah C. Dacanay, RN MGM
OIC, QC Persons with Disability Office

Segment 2: Collaboration with National Government:
The CSPMAP & eCSPMAP Registry

The Cancer Supportive and Palliative Care Medicines Access Program

Dr. Razel Nikka M. Hao, MD, MBA, MSc
Director IV, DOH-Public Health Services Team

The Cancer Supportive and Palliative Care Medicines
Access Program E-Registry (eCSPMAP)

Segment 3: Collaboration with Specialty Cancer Centers:

Dr. Paulo Vergara (PGH)

Case Presenters:
Dr. Karl Fernandez (PGH)
Dr. Melanie Garces (JRRMMC)

Dr. Anthony Dofitas (PGH, UGI Surgery)
Dr. Marc Lopez (PGH, LGI Surgery)
Dr. Romulo Abrantes (SHMC, Liver Surgery)
Dr. Dennis Sacdalan (PGH, Medical Oncology)
Dr. Edilberto Fragante (PGH, Radiation Oncology)
Dr. Yasmin Zuniga (NKTI Endo Nutrition)

Summary/Closing Statement:
Dr. Heinrik Strebel (PGH, Medical Oncology)

Segment 4: Radiation Therapy

Session Chair & Moderator:
Dr. Maria Teresa Benedicto
Philippine Radiation Oncology Society

Radiation Therapy at a Glance
Dr. Maria Teresa Benedicto

Improving Outcomes in Cervical Cancer Through Greater
Patient Access to Advanced Brachytherapy
Dr. Warren Bacorro
Philippine Society of Oncologist

Current Status and Future Direction of Radiation Therapy
Facilities and Training
Dr. Bianca Nikkola Olonan

Role of Radiation Oncologists in Multidisciplinary and
Multisectoral Settings
Dr. Anna Maria Fineza-Dela Cruz

Segment 5:

Status of Oncologic Pathology in the Philippines

Dr. Rowen T. Yolo
Philippine Society of Pathologists
2:00-5:00 PM


HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan

HRH Princess Dina Mired of Jordan

Dr. Andre Ilbawi

Dr. Andre Ilbawi

Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire

Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire

Dr. Samuel Ang

Dr. Samuel Ang

Paolo Borromeo

Paolo Borromeo

Dr. Harish Pillai

Dr. Harish Pillai