The Philippine Cancer Society, Inc. (PCSI) is a private, non-stock, non-profit corporation registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 22 December 1956. It was founded by a group of laymen and medical doctors with the aim of “helping the Filipino cope with cancer by preventing it and diminishing death caused by it, especially among the disadvantaged, through information, education, advocacy and focused services.”
PCS pushes for new initiatives in tabacco control
In observance of Lung Cancer Awareness Month this August, the Philippine Cancer Society (PCS) has announced its new Action Plan for Tobacco Control (APCT) following the successful passage of the Graphic Health Warning Bill in Congress which awaits President Aquino’s signature before it becomes a law.Read more...
PCS cites defects in Graphic Health Law.
President Benigno Aquino III recently signed into law Republic Act. No. 10643, “An Act to Effectively Instill Health Consciousness through Graphic Health Warnings on Tobacco Products,” barely 20 months after the passage of the Sin Tax Law of 2012 which has considerably decreased the prevalence of tobacco consumption in the country.Read more...
To advance knowledge about cancer, combat the spread of the disease, and bring relief to those afflicted with cancer.
A country well prepared to meet the cancer challenge and a citizenry fully aware of the threats of the disease.