Rolando de la Cruz
Rolando de la Cruz is a multi-awarded Filipino scientist and inventor who developed an ingenuous formula that could easily remove deeply grown moles or warts from the skin without leaving marks or hurting the patient. His formula was extracted from cashew nut (Annacardium occidentale), which is common in the Philippines and locally known as "kasoy".
In March 1997, dela Cruz established RCC Amazing Touch International Inc., which runs clinics engaged "in a non-surgical removal of warts, moles and other skin growths, giving the skin renewed energy and vitality without painful and costly surgery."
In September 2000, The formula won for de la Cruz a gold medal in International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design and Technology Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. <ref name="ref1">"UP doctors win international research tilt in surgery Manila Bulletin-December 18, 2007</ref>De la Cruz's latest product called DeBCC, purportedly an effective cure for skin cancer garnered another two international gold medal awards, the first from the Archimedes Inventors’ Show in Moscow, Russia in March 2005, <ref name="ref2">" Filipino inventor wins gold for skin cancer cure DOST article by Framelia V. Anonas Science and Technology Media Service</ref>and the second one from the IENA International Inventors’ Forum in Nuremburg, Germany in November 3, 2005. The same invention also got the highest score from a panel of international judges, and was awarded the top World Invention Winner – Diamond Award and the Overall Inventors’ Award for 2006 in the British Invention Show last October 21, 2006 in London.
Dela Cruz is also recipient of the Department of Science and Technology’s Tuklas Award for Most Outstanding Invention in 1998 for his DeMole and DeWart products that are now available in malls.
DeBCC is an anti-cancer skin cream made from cashew nuts and other local herbs from the Phillipines. Dela Cruz bested 54 other inventors and 1,500 other entries. His new invention treats basal cell carcinoma, a common type of skin cancer generally caused by frequent exposure to sunlight and usually affects the face, ears, scalp, neck, shoulders, and back.