At 1730 hours, on January 31, 2019, his majesty the King His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Foundation Mahidol Prize Royal Trust His Majesty the King At the Ceremony of the Prince Mahidol Prize of the Year 2018 at the Hall of the Throne of Chakri No royal palace
This year the Prince Mahidol Prize has received two medical awards, including Professor Brian J. Druker, Professor of Internal Medicine. And Director of the Knight Cancer Institute Oregon Medical and Science University United States Has an important work in research and research To be the leader in the development of a prototype of cancer-oriented therapies, that is, the treatment of chronic lymphoblastic leukemia Imatinib inhibits the cancerous protein BCR – AVL Which normal cells do not have these proteins resulting in less side effects of the treatment Patients who receive regular medications can reduce the severity, the mortality rate and the disabilities of CM secretions. Work of important discovery Resulting in the knowledge to develop a method of treatment oriented to the jump
Prof. Dr. Mary Claire King, Professor of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Washington, USA. It is the discovery of genes that cause hereditary breast cancer. Name this gene "BRCA One" and the development of a breast cancer screening kit with gene detection In addition, Professor Dr. Mary also collaborated with scientists at the University of Washington to develop a cancer gene test with new techniques for their use. Worldwide As a result, nowadays the detection of cancer genes is cheaper and many people can access.
For the area of public health, that is, Professor John D. Clemens, executive director of the Bangladesh International Diarrhea Research Center Professor Wuttipun Phawaine University of California, Los Angeles, EE. UU. And Prof. Yon R. Holmgren, Professor of Medical Microbiology And Director of the Vaccination Institute at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Both have worked together for more than 30 years in research studies. Produce cholera vaccines to eat The new type is called "Chan Chol", which is accessible and has high protection efficiency for more than 5 years until it is recognized by the World Health Organization. Causing changes in the policy of injection vaccines It is recommended to use a vaccine instead of eating. And support the vaccine store for many countries around the world who have problems or are at risk of cholera outbreaks Helping to prevent diseases in a wide range, reducing cholera death in millions of people around the world
Later, at 7:30 p.m. His Highness for HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on behalf of his Majesty the King at a dinner in honor of the Prince Mahidol Prize to the recipient of the year 2018, together with a husband at the Grand Palace At the royal palace
Prince Mahidol Prize It is a reward that his Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej Boromart Bophit graciously graciously Grant the real permission to establish To present as King Nusorn to Somdet Phra Mahitala Thibisorn Adulyadej Vikrom Phra Borommaratchanok, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the birth of His Majesty HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Presides the award of awards to individuals or organizations around the world who have excellent performance, benefit to the human body, 1 medical award and 1 public health. Each prize consists of medals, certificates and prize of 100,000 dollars.