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2006 Rx Laughter & National Cancer Institute Humor Research Partnership:

Message from Dr. Tanadej Sinthusake, the Director of the National Cancer Institute at the Mahavajiralongkorn Cancer Center in Thailand:

Dr. Tanadej Sinthusake


July 22, 2006

To Sherry Dunay Hilber
Founder & Project Director, Rx Laughter
Dear Ms. Hilber,

"Cancer is a difficult illness to deal with and this makes many patients depressed. Doctors can treat cancer patients with medicine and improve their overall general condition. However, the nurses and doctors are not always fully equipped to deal with mental health.

Also, in Thailand, there is a lack of psychologists and psychiatrists at hospitals. For example, in the southern part of Thailand, there is only 1 psychiatrist for 4 southern provinces.

Studying humor therapy will help us to explore ways that improve the mental condition of our patients. This is very beneficial to the hospital and to our patients, as we can look at ways to help improve the overall well-being of our patients."


Dr. Tanadej Sinthusake
Director of the National Cancer Institute, Mahavajiralongkorn Cancer Center in Thailand.


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