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Ma. Stephanie Fay S. Cagayan

Pharmacologist And Obstetrician-gynecologist, Outstanding Young Scientist (2009)

Expertise: Medical Sciences

Dr. Maria Stephanie Fay S. Cagayan is recognized for important of her pioneering studies on gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) among women in the reproductive age group; for her publications that have helped put the Philippines on the international map regarding GTD and its management; and for her academic contributions that will lead to the development of standards for the diagnosis and management of GTD, a disease still commonly observed among poor Filipino women.

Affiliation

Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines , Manila

Association

    • Academic Promotion Committee (APC), Dept. of Pharmacology andToxicology, UPCM , Member
    • Bioavailability Unit, University of the Philippines Deptartment Of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Investigator/Trialist
    • Social Medicine Unit (History of Medicine), UPCM , Member
    • Mentoring Committee, University of the Philippines College of Medicine,
    • Editorial Advisory Board, MIMS Obstetrics and Gynecology Guide, Honorary Member
    • Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of the Philippines College of Medicine (UPCM), Assistant Chairman for Research
    • Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of the Philippines College of Medicine (UPCM), Assistant Chairman for Academics
    • Research Implementation and Development Office, UPCM, Member
    • Therapeutics Committee, UP-PGH Medical Center, Member
    • Executive Committee International Society for the Study of Trophoblastic Diseases, Member
    • Philippine Society for the Study of Trophoblastic Diseases, Secretary and Founding Member
    • Philippine Society of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, Board Member
    • American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Member
    • Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, Fellow
    • Philippine Medical Association, Life Member
    • UP Medical Alumni Society, Life Member
    • Association of Fitness Professionals of the Philippines, Member
    • Quezon City Medical Association, Life Member
    • Regional Editorial Advisory Board, MIMS Philippines, Member
    • Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of the Philippines, College of Medicine, Associate Professor
    • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of thr Philippines-Philippines Ggeneral Hospital Medical Center, Clinical Associate Professor and Research Coordinator
    • Rhythms Health Wellness and Counselling Services, Director and Proprietor
    • Regional Editorial Advisory Board, MIMS Philippines, Member
    • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Manila Doctors Hospital, Member

Employment

    • Gestational Trophoblastic Diseases, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , UP-PGH Medical Center, Clinical Associate Professor and Research Coordinator
    • National Drug lnformation Center, Consultant
    • Dept. of OB-GYNE, Manila Doctors Hospital, Visiting Consultant
    • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Manila Doctors Hospital, Member
    • Libertas Academica (an international peer-reviewed journal web: www.la-press.com ), Peer Reviewer
    • San Beda College of Medicine, Emilio Aguinaldo College, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, Lecturer (Pharmacology and Toxicology)
    • Emilio Aguinaldo College, Guest Lecturer in Obstetrics
    • Medical Board Exams in Pharmacology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cebu Medical Review, UPCM, Reviewer
    • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology UP-PGH Medical Center, Clinical Associate Professor and Research Coordinator

Award

    • POGS Constantino P. Manahan Outstanding Young Researcher Award 2008 , POGS, 2008
    • UP System International Publication Awards , University of the Philippines, 2008
    • UP System International Publication Awards 2007 , University of the Philippines, 2007
    • Departmental Faculty Grant Awardee , UP College of Medicine , 1999-2006
    • 2nd Prize, Use of Color Doppler Sonography in the Diagnosis , PGH Fellows' Research Contest 1998 , 1998
    • Second Prize, PGH Annual Residents' Research Contest , 1997 O 1
    • Second Prize, Annual Fellows Research Forum UP-PGH Medical Center, 1998 O

Research

    • Bioequivalence Study of Natrapham PZA 500mg/5ml suspension (2008) [Completed]
    • Worlwide results of therapy for gestational trophoblastic disease [Completed]
    • Bioequivalence study of drugmaker's rifampicin 200mg/5ml suspension (2006) [Completed]
    • Study to evaluate the feasibility of using DNA extracted from anonymized, complete, monospermic hydatidiform moles (HMs) to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in candidate genes [Completed]
    • Phytoestrogens: A review of the evidence 2003 [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Use of CPG (UTI) in RDU , WHO-APMC-PSECP Guide to Good Prescribing Workshop
    • Exercise in Pregnancy , Baycog Conference, UP PGH
    • Sexual Dysfunction As A Complication Of Treatment of Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia (GTN), 14th World Congress on Trophoblastic Diseases, Fukuoka, Japan
    • Chemotherapy Regimens used in the Treatment of Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia Hospital: Treatment Outcomes and Toxicity, 13th World Congress of Trophoblastic Diseases, Hongkong
    • Management of Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia with Metastasis to the Central Nervous System: A 12-Year Review at the Philippine General Hospital , 13th World Congress of Trophoblastic Diseases, Hongkong
    • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease in the Philippines, 12th World Congress of Trophoblastic Diseases, Boston, USA,
    • Study on Anti-inflammatory effect of Morinda citrofolia on carageenan induced edema in hind paw of mice , Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism
    • The Use of Color Doppler Sonography in the Diagnosis and Management of Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors , Philippine Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism
    • A Review of Twenty Three Cases of Partial Hydatidiform Mole, 11th World Congress on Trophoblastic Diseases, New Mexico, USA
    • Primary Surgery with Chemotherapy versus Delayed Surgery with Chemotherapy in the Management of Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors , 1st Scientific Symposium and Inaugural Meeting of the Philippine Society for the Study of Trophoblastic Diseases, Inc., EDSA Shangrila Hotel
    • Early Oral Hydration versus Conventional Intravenous Therapy after Elective Cesarean Section: a Prospective Study , 1st Scientific Symposium and Inaugural Meeting of the Philippine Society for the Study of Trophoblastic Diseases, Inc., EDSA Shangrila Hotel
    • De Stress Made Fun and Easy, Perinatal Association of the Philippines, 17th Annual Convention, Crowne Plaza, Ortizas
    • Menopause and its Issues, Cultural Center of the Philippines
    • Strengthening Parent Teen Relationship in a Wireless World , St. Paul University, High School Department Parenting Seminar
    • Prenatal Exercise, 2nd Philippines Mind and Body Conference, Richmonde Hotel, Ortigas
    • Physiology of Mind Body Connection , 2nd Philippines Mind and Body Conference, Richmonde Hotel, Ortigas
    • Prenatal Care and Counseling: Medical and Nonmedical Strategies , Nutrifair 2008 Nutrinet and UPM Centennial Celebration, UPM CPH Auditorium
    • Dance as a form of healing , Philippine Psychiatric Association, Midyear Convention, EDSA, Shangrila
    • Strategies for a Healthy Lifestyle in Women , UP-PGH Dept. of Ob-Gyne PostGraduate Course, Sotitel Hotel
    • Pelvic Powers (Harnessing your Inner Energy) , POGS Midyear Convention, Iloilo City
    • Stress Management , Media Immersion, Bravehearts/CECAP, Island Cove .
    • Conducting Research in Vulnerable Subjects, GCP-Bioethics,NIH
    • The Doctor as an Artist, Culture Week, UP College of Medicine
    • Stress Management: Dance as Therapy, 15th Grand Scientific Symposium, UP College of Medicine, Hyatt Hotel
    • Chemotherapy regimens and Toxicity for GTN , XIIIth World Congress ISSTD, Hongkong
    • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease , POGS CME, Tacloban City
    • Cancer Chemotherapy Agents , Pharmacology Postgrad Course, Manila Midtown Hotel, UPCM
    • Use of Doppler Sonography in Management of GTT , 11th World Congress ISSTD, New Mexico, USA
    • Drug Abuse in Pregnancy , Dept. of Ob-Gyne, UP-PGH
    • Sexual Dysfunction as a Complication of Treatment of Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia (GTN) (poster) , 14th World Congress on Trophoblastic Diseases, Fukuoka, Japan
    • The Role of Adjuvant Surgery in the Management of Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia , 14th World Congress on Trophoblastic Diseases Fukuoka, Japan
    • A Seminar on the Nursing Care of Patients with Trophoblastic Disease, Cenicu Conference Room, UP-PGH
    • Dance Therapy , St. Paul University, Manila
    • Symposium on Career Options for Intarmed Students, LRC AV Room, UP Manila
    • Pelvic Powers in Med and Midlife , UP PGH Conference Room Staff Conference
    • Abdominal Pregnancy, UP-PGH Dept. of Pediatrics Conference Room
    • Rational Use of Antibiotics in Obstetric and Gynecology , Post graduate Course, Manila Doctors Hospital
    • Updates on Cancer Treatment and Modalities and Advances in OR Nursing , UP Manila College of Nursing Seminar Room
    • GTN with Intracranial Metastasis and its Management , Xll1th World Congress ISSTD, Hongkong

Education

    • University of Philippines College of Medicine, University of the Philippines, , , 1986-1990
    • University of the Philippines College of Medicine (Intarmed), OB-GYNE UP-PGH, , , 1994-1997
    • Trophoblastic Diseases - University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital, , , 1998
    • University of the Philippines College of Medicine, , , 2005 (Summer)
    • University of the Philippines College of Medicine, , , 2008

Publication

    • Cagayan, Ma. S. Fay S. and Magallanes, M. S., (2008) The role of adjuvant surgery in the management of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN)
    • J Reprod Med Volume 53
    • Cagayan, M.S.F.S., (2008) Sexual dysfunction as a complication of treatment of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN)
    • Journal of Reproductive Medicine Volume 53
    • Cagayan, Ma. S. Fay S., (2008) Efficacy of methotrexate as primary single agent therapy for nonmetastatic and low risk metastatic gestational trophoblastic neoplasia at The University Of The Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH)
    • Cancer Therapy Volume 6
    • Cagayan, Ma. S. Fay S., and Gacoba, S. C. C., (2006) Chemotherapy regimens used in the treatment of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia at the Philippine General Hospital: Treatment outcomes and toxicity
    • J Reprod Med Volume 51
    • Cagayan, Ma. S. Fay S. and Lasala, L. R., (2006) Management of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia with metastasis to the central nervous system: A 12-Year review at the Philippine General Hospital
    • J Reprod Med Volume 51
    • Cagayan, Ma. S. Fay S., (2006) Gestational trophoblastic disease in the Philippines
    • Acta Medica Philippina Volume 40(1)
    • Villadelgado, A., Cagayan, SS., Manalo, A., (1995) Mullerian Adenosarcoma of the uterus with Sarcomatous overgrowth
    • The Philippine Journal of Oncology Volume 1
    • Cagayan, Ma. S. Fay S. , (2008) Drugs, medications and immunizations during pregnancy
    • Textbook of Obstetrics, 3rd Ed. edited by Sumpaico, et al (Chapter 20)
    • Cagayan, M.S.F.S., Valencia, C., (2006) Antineoplastics and immmunosuppressants
    • Philippine National Drug Formulary Essential Drugs Monograph, 6th Edition (The National Drug Committee Philippine National Drug Policy Program Department of Health, Manila Volume 2
    • Cagayan, Ma. S. Fay and Valencia, C., (2006) Blood products and blood substitutes
    • Philippine National Drug Formulary Essential Drugs Monograph, 6th Edition (The National Drug Committee Philippine National Drug Policy Program Department of Health, Manila Volume 2
    • Cagayan, Ma. S. Fay and Valencia, C. , (2006) Gastrointestinal drugs
    • Philippine National Drug Formulary Essential Drugs Monograph, 6th Edition (The National Drug Committee Philippine National Drug Policy Program Department of Health, Manila Volume 2
    • Cagayan, Ma. S. Fay and Dalmacion, G., (2006) Drugs acting on the uterus
    • Philippine National Drug Formulary Essential Drugs Monograph, 6th Edition (The National Drug Committee Philippine National Drug Policy Program Department of Health, Manila Volume 2
    • Cagayan, Ma. S. Fay, (2000) Clinical Pharmacology of antineoplastic agents
    • In: Pastorfide, Greg B. (ed), Gestational Trophoblastic Diseases with Philippine Experience, Adarna Publishing House, Phil.
    • Cagayan, Ma. S. Fay S., (2008) Essentials of obstetric nursing in the Philippine setting
    • Educational Publishing House, Manila, Phil.
    • Cagayan, M.S.F.S., Jimeno, C. A., (2009) Pharmacology for beginners
    • Educational Publishing House, Manila, Philippines
    • Cagayan, Ma. S. Fay S. and Santos, Joy J. Y., (2008) Sayuntis: Bellydance, yoga, meditative and fun movements in pregnancy
    • Hiyas Press, Inc., Quezon City, Philippines
    • Cagayan, Ma. S. Fay S., and Cagayan, B.S., (2008) Glimpses: Poems from a mother and daughter's heart
    • Manila, Philippines

Trainings

    • Workshop on ICH-GCP, 2008 O 13-14, Davao Medical School
    • Sayuntis Workshop for Fabella Midwives, Train the Trainors, 2008 Ap 14-18
    • Regional Perspectives for GTN, 2005 O, XllIth World Congress ISSTD
    • Management of High Risk Disease, Gestational Trophoblastic Disease , 2003 S 29, Xllth World Congress ISSTD, Boston
    • Use And Misuse of Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation , 2002 S 30, Perinatal Association of the Phil Manila
    • Health Effects of Pesticides in Human (Endocrine Disruptors), 2002 Ap 11, Baguio City