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Accredited by PDS

The Skin and Cancer Foundation, Inc. (SCFI) is one of the eleven residency training institutions accredited by the Philippine Dermatological Society (PDS). It is the second residency training program to be approved by the PDS. The PDS, in turn, is the only specialty society for Dermatology accredited by the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP).




Dermatologic Surgery Workshop

Dr. Christine Poblete-Lopez, currently practicing in Cleveland Clinic and a graduate of the Skin & Cancer Foundation, Inc., led a very informative and inspiring 2-Day Dermatologic Surgery Workshop for the SCFI Residents last September 27-28, 2018. Our residents were guided in doing Moh's micrographic surgery, skin grafts, and proper suturing techniques. We are all grateful to her for taking the time to teach and mentor the residents!


Dr. Christine Poblete-Lopez with Dr. Jasmin Jamora and Dr. Hildegarde Cabrera, together with the SCFI Residents


Taken after the workshop: SCFI Residents with Dr. Christine Poblete-Lopez and Dr. Nicole Yu!


Dermatosis in Pregnancy: What to Do When There's a Baby on Board

Last September 26, 2018, Skin & Cancer Foundation, Inc. hosted the PDS Monthly CME entitled "Dermatosis in Pregnancy: What to Do When There's a Baby on Board" held at Wack Wack Golf & Country Club, Mandaluyong City. After a series of lectures, representatives from the different PDS-accredited institutions participated in the annual PDS quiz bee and a fun round of friendly competition!

SCFI Graduates and Residents



PSV Convention: Best Scientific Poster Award

Congratulations to our SCFI resident, Dr. Claudine Ramos, who participated in the Philippine Society of Venerealogy Convention last October 5, 2018. She was awarded the Best Scientific Poster Award for her case report entitled "Disseminated Zoster in an Immunocompromised".



Dr. Claudine Ramos with Dr. Tofi Sison


INFOcus: Filipino Skin

Last July 6-8, 2018, Skin and Cancer Foundation held their 8th Post Graduate Course, entitled "INFOcus: Filipino Skin" in Mariveles, Bataan! Activities included a medical mission, a day of interesting lectures, a fellowship night, and a tour around the nostalgic ambiance of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. It was an enlightening weekend that juxtaposed culture and innovation, and made one proud to be Filipino!


Medical Mission at the Mariveles Municipal Compound


Our souvenir booklet


The attendees decked in Filipino-inspired attire


Capping off the weekend at the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar!


SCFI Published Journals

We would like to proudly share some articles written by SCFI consultants and residents, published online this month at the Journal of the Philippine Dermatological Society (JPDS). You may access these articles in the links below.


1. Dermoscopic features of red tumors among Filipino patients seen at two centers

By: Katrina Carmela M. Belen, MD, DPDS, Jasmin J. Jamora, MD, FPDS, Ma. Cecilia P. Ingente MD, DPDS

Link: Click Here


2. Primary cutaneous anaplastic large-cell lymphoma with metastases in an 81-year-old Filipino female

By: Terese Monette O. Aquino, MD, Ma. Jasmin J. Jamora, MD, FPDS, Karla Angela P. Cuenca-Luchangco, MD, FPDS, Julia Erika P. Pangasinan, MD, FPDS

Link: Click Here

3. A descriptive study on the clinical, dermoscopic and histopathologic features of pigmented skin lesions among Filipino adults

By: Maria Cecilia P. Ingente, MD, FPDS ,Katrina Carmela M. Belen, MD, FPDS ,Ma. Jasmin J. Jamora, MD, FPDS, John Michael F. Dellariarte, MD, DPDS, Terese Monette O. Aquino, MD

Link: Click Here


4. Allergic contact dermatitis to propolis presenting as tinea pedis

By: John Michael F. Dellariarte, MD; Shereen Reine S. Rodriguez, MD and Vermen M. Verallo-Rowell, MD, FPDS

Link: Click Here


Congratulations to all authors!