On January 30 at Siriraj Hospital, Dr. Prasit Wattanapa, dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the Siriraj Hospital Mahidol University Together with the Mahidol Prize of the 2018 Prize, including Prof. Dr. Brian J. Druker, Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Knight Cancer Institute University of Oregon Medical and Science USA, Prof. Mary Clare King, Professor of Medical Genetics Department of Medicine School of Medicine, University of Washington, United States of America, both are recipients of medical awards And Prof. Dr. John D. Clemens, Director of the International Center for Diarrhea Research Bangladesh And Professor Wutthikun Phawithaya University of California, Los Angeles, USA Professor Dr. Yon R. Holmgren Professor of Medical Microbiology and Director of the Institute of Vaccines of the University of Gothenburg , Sweden, both are the beneficiaries of the Public Health Award. Participated in the interview during the media meeting
Prof Dr. Brian said the development of Imatinib is one of the underlying drugs for targeted cancer treatment used in the treatment of chronic lymphoblastic leukemia. What found that patients who received medication regularly could reduce the severity of death and disability, but if they did not receive the drug, the patient will have severe symptoms to death within 3 years. The creation of knowledge in the development of targeted therapies for many other cancers helps to improve the quality of life of patients with extensive blood cancer.
Mary said the study of genetic genes that cause breast cancer in women This finding led to the development of a breast cancer screening kit with gene detection. Make it possible to track people who are at risk and plan effective cancer surveillance
The Prof. Dr. John discusses the research. And develop a vaccine to eat cholera, along with Prof. Yon Yon And the Americas But from the study of the vaccine against cholera, eat more effectively than the injectable vaccine
While Dr. Yon said that in research on immunity to prevent cholera type IA that is built on the gastrointestinal mucosa The results of such research together Show this Intake of vaccines is more effective to stimulate immunity against cholera than injection of vaccines. And he presented the results of the World Health Organization in 1970, causing the World Health Organization to end the use of cholera vaccines. And switched to a vaccine