60 Years of Commitment to Maintain The Highest Standards of Surgical Practice in Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery
WELCOME TO PATACSI
We are an organization of competent, ethical and socially responsive surgeons working to ensure quality of thoracic, cardiac and vascular surgery practice in the Philippines.
Our vision is to provide world class thoracic, cardiac and vascular surgical care responsive to the needs of the Filipino people.
PATACSI supports SIN TAX BILL (Anti-Cancer Bill)
TCVS New Core Curriculum
“WHEREAS, the Philippine Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Inc. (PATACSI) through its Surgical Training Committee, has the prime responsibility of reviewing and revising the TCVS curriculum to keep it relevant and abreast with accepted international curriculum standards. And, in consonance with Article VIII Section 1.L (Committee on Surgical Training) of our constitution, PATACSI is duly tasked to evaluate and revise the existing TCVS curriculum if deemed necessary, through our regular curriculum workshops.
It is generally classified into two types: small cell lung cancer (SCLC), and the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
The small cell variety, sometimes called oat cell lung cancer, is very aggressive with poor prognosis. It is not uncommon to find 10% of patients with brain metastases[ii] upon diagnosis. The lesions are usually beyond surgical resection because of early spread. They are initially responsive to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The tumor may present as a solitary pulmonary nodule, in which case it is classified as “limited disease”.