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E-brochureSurgery(Breast and Endocrine)

Master's Program Medical Science Division, Department of Medical Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Science and Technology
Doctor's Program Biotechnology Division, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Graduate School of Medicine, Science and Technology

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Professor ITO Ken-ichi
Senior Assistant Professor KANAI Toshiharu
Assistant Professor OBA Takaaki


E-mail : sugery2(at)
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Summary of Activity

The division of breast, endocrine and thoracic surgery is in charge of two clinical departments--breast and endocrine surgery, and thoracic surgery. We mainly provide surgical care for tumors, including breast cancer, lung cancer, thyroid cancer, and mediastinal tumors.
In our division, we strive to train "academic surgeons" who can provide treatment based on a scientific understanding of tumors, and have devoted ourselves to basic medical research on tumors.

Research Subject

  • ・Analysis of oncogenesis and acquisition of malignant phenotype in thyroid, lung, and breast cancer.
  • ・Mechanisms of cytotoxic drug resistance in breast and lung cancer

Outlook for Research

  • ・To be specialists of breast/endocrine and thoracic surgery.
  • ・To be "academic surgeons" who have the creativity they need to thrive on the global stage.

Major Publications

1.Ito T, Kamijo S, Izumi H, Kohno K, Amano J, Ito K. Alteration of Y-box binding protein-1 expression modifies the response to endocrine therapy in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat.133(1):145-159.2012

2.Koyama H, Tiangang Zhuang, Jennifer E Light, Venkatadri Kolla, Higashi M,Patrick W McGrady, Wendy B London, Garrett M Brodeur .Mechanisms of CHD5 inactivation in neuroblastomas. Clin Cancer Res.18(6):1588-1597.2012

3.Ito K, Hanamura T, Murayama K, Okada T, Watanabe T, Harada M, Ito T, Koyama H, Kanai T, Maeno K, Mochizuki Y, Amano J. Multimodality therapeutic outcomes in anaplastic thyroid carcinoma: improved survival in subgroups of patients with localized primary tumors.  Head Neck. 34(2):230-237.2012

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