Gene Therapy is a cancer cure focusing on the cause of cancer, which is abnormal gene. The gene in cancerous cell will be analyzed for abnormality before providing therapy with specific medicine to such abnormal gene.
Nowadays Thailand, gene therapy is significantly interested by the key doctor in a team who does the researches about abnormality of gene. Doctor Thongplew Prempri, the director of Oncology and Gene Therapy Center of Piyavate Hospital, an expertise of cancer cure with gene therapy who has used this kind of cure for 4 and a half years for more 50 patients. He told us about the gene therapy that;
In some case, this kind of cure is called “Targeted Therapy.”
“The important point we would like to let the patients and people know is this kind of therapy has been used for 4-5 years, but we will never left the traditional way. The traditional way is used together with this new way, but with the lower trend, because of better response of specific cure. The medicine we use is synthesized from the laboratory with specific knowledge of gene, to assure that it will specifically cure the specified cancerous cell without destroying any other part of body. So far, the successful result equals to 65-70%, but most of our patients have ever been cured by other ways before. The 65-70% success is the overall result only. Trend of this therapy is coming to replace the traditional way because of worldwide interest. Therefore, within the short time, it will replace the chemo because it is totally optimal way of targeted therapy.”