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Siriraj Hospital Expands Services, Introducing Advanced Medical Care and Cutting-Edge Technology for Cancer Treatment

Monday, February 26, 2024

Cancer remains a significant health challenge globally and particularly in Thailand. As one of Thailand's premier hospitals, Siriraj Hospital is committed to providing comprehensive medical services, including advanced cancer treatment, to both local and international patients. Recently, the hospital has expanded its cancer care facilities with state-of-the-art medical equipment such as the Magnetic Resonance Linear Accelerator (MR LINAC) and a team of highly skilled oncologists. With access to modern technology, Siriraj's oncologists offer personalized treatment plans for patients with various types of cancer.

Globally, cancer ranks as the second leading cause of death, with millions of lives lost each year. Within the World Health Organization's Southeast Asia Region, millions of deaths are attributed to cancer annually. While progress has been made in various cancer treatment modalities, radiotherapy has seen significant advancements.

The MR LINAC system combines a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner with a linear accelerator, enabling precise radiation delivery. This cutting-edge technology provides high-definition imaging for accurate tumor targeting, while real-time MRI guidance enhances treatment effectiveness. The MR LINAC is especially beneficial for patients with tumors in the liver, prostate, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary and reproductive systems. Since its introduction in October 2020, Siriraj Hospital's MR LINAC has treated over 400 patients, offering groundbreaking treatment options to individuals seeking advanced care.

Additionally, Siriraj Hospital is actively engaged in cancer research and has made notable progress in Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR)-T cell therapy for complex cancers like acute lymphoblastic leukemia and multiple myeloma. CAR-T cell therapy involves modifying immune system cells, particularly T cells, to better recognize and attack cancer cells. This innovative approach holds promise for improving treatment outcomes and reflects Siriraj Hospital's commitment to advancing cancer care.