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Asian Hospital and Medical Center launches the Asian Cancer Institute

Last July 23, The Asian Hospital and Medical Center launched the Asian Cancer Institute. Standing here are the core group representing the Institute during the Press Conference.

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Photo shows (From L-R): Head of Emmanuel Center Dr. Karl T. Morales, Head and Coordinator of Conquer C Dr. Johanna A. Canal, Director of Asian Cancer Institute Dr. Corazon A. Ngelangel, President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Andres M. Licaros Jr., Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joven Q. Tanchuco, Coordinator of Special Projects Dr. Enrico D. Tangco, Coordinator of Quality Management Dr. Gerardo H. Cornelio, and Coordinator of Chrys 2 Center Dr. Rumalie A. Corvera.

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The afternoon’s festivities were capped off by the logo unveiling of the Asian Cancer Institute. The logo combines the colors of the Asian Hospital’s Chrysanthemum yellow, which represents health and vitality, and purple to represent the general awareness color for cancer.

Photo shows (From L-R): AsianHospital and Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Andres Licaros, Jr., Department of Health Undersecretary Dr. Vicente Belizario, Jr. and Asian Cancer Institute Clinical Director Dr. Corazon Ngelangel.

The Asian Cancer Institute unveiling was attended by the leading doctors in the Philippines, Cancer advocates, members of the media, and local government officials affiliated with health, and corporate leaders and partners supporting the advocacies of this multidisciplinary institute.

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Leading the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Asian Cancer Institute are Department of Health Undersecretary Dr. Vicente Belizario, Jr.; Asian Hospital, Inc. Chairman of the Board Mr. Jose Ma. Lim; Asian Cancer Institute Clinical Director Dr. Corazon Ngelangel; Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Augusto Palisoc, Jr. and Asian Hospital and Medical Center President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Andres Licaros, Jr.

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