Nithiwat Gijsriurai, M.D., Director of Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, presided over the 1st Samitivej Immuno–Oncology Forum 2017. Presentations were given by internationally recognized speaker, Professor Neal Ready, M.D., PhD., from Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, USA, and oncologists from Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, Wirote Lausoontornsiri, M.D., and Piyanoot Jitthiang, M.D.
They were speaking on the topic of, ‘The New Era of Cancer Immunotherapy – Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Lung Cancer Treatment’. Immunotherapy takes cancer treatment into this new era through checkpoint inhibitors for lung and skin cancer treatment, thereby reducing the mortality rate. Approved by both the Thai and US FDA (Food and Drug Administration), these latest medical advancements offer new hope for patients while contributing to improvements in human health.