Our mission is to deliver breakthrough innovations that extend and improve the lives of people with cancer.
Everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer. When that diagnosis happens, what matters most isn’t what the next breakthrough is, but when will it get here.
We are working to prevent cancer where we can. We give patients more ways to treat their cancer that adds more vitality and quality to their lives.
Our work in oncology
people employed in research and development
people reached through our major programs and partnerships
invested in R&D in 2020
Our research in cancer
Our team of researchers and scientists brings together a deep understanding of genomics, biology, and the immune system to advance the way we fight cancer. We focus our efforts on cancer types with the highest unmet medical needs.
Programs that make a difference
Keeping the hope from within
Cancer affects thousands of Filipinos every year, placing an immense burden on patients and their families. We at MSD in the Philippines aim to redefine cancer care for Filipino patients and caregivers through Hope From Within.
We highlight the importance of prevention and early detection, as well as access to innovative treatment options to increase the chances of survival and improve the quality of life among cancer patients. We believe we can improve health outcomes by keeping the hope from within alive among cancer patients, caregivers, and advocates.
There are many aspects of our work in Oncology
Sharing our stories is a privilege. Let’s keep inspiring each other until these health challenges are in the past.
Empowering cancer patients during a health crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled almost every nation around the world. We’ve witnessed economies slowing down, businesses struggling to survive, and healthcare systems overwhelmed by the unprecedented impact of the pandemic. The impact on individuals is likewise all-encompassing. Very few can say their economic, social, mental and physical well-being were not affected in any way. How much more for the vulnerable? One of the most high-risk groups during the pandemic are the cancer patients.
Melissa de Leon shares hopeful tomorrows for Breast Cancer Patients
Melissa de Leon-Joseph is known to many as a versatile actress and host of popular TV programs in the early 2000’s. In 2005, her life took a dramatic turn. Melissa discovered a lump in her breast. Her doctor removed the lump, which turned out benign. The following year, a mass was detected again and she […]
Hope in a time of COVID: Cancer patient shares treatment journey amid pandemic
When the pandemic struck, a recovering cancer patient and his oncologist decided to strike back, holding onto hope that he will stay alive and thrive. “Rufino” (name was changed upon the request of the patient) is no stranger to life’s adversities, having survived three strokes, on diabetes maintenance therapy, and also battling stage 4 lung […]
Our commitment is unwavering
As long as there are still patients in hospitals, doctors desperate to add years to the lives of their patients, and a world where treatments aren’t accessible to all, we will be here: fighting with all we have to deliver more, sooner.