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Tokyo Women's Medical University

TEL. 03-3353-8111

〒162-8666 8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Graduate School of Medical Science

Graduate School of Medical Science

Radiation Oncology

About us

Radiation oncology is a field for cancer treatment with radiation. It based on clinical oncology, radiation biology, and medical physics.
Cancer is the main cause of death among Japanese and it will be increasing with advancement of aging society. So we should overcome cancer by high precision radiotherapy with lesser burden to elderly patients.
Recent technological development, radiotherapy enables to irradiate tumors precisely without high dose area of normal tissue. Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic irradiation (STI), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and particle therapy are the example of recent advancement.
To provide the best medical care is the spirit of the university's founding. Our department has more than 70 years history of radiation oncology research, Professor Tasaki, our second chief professor, was the first president of Japanese Society of Radiation Oncology (JASTRO), and the first annual meeting of JASTRO was held at Yayoi Memorial Hall of our university in 1989, large number of clinical data has been accumulated for clinical study.
The aim of our department is training of excellent researchers, clinicians and educators. Our department has a division of clinical radiation oncology and a medical physics. And also have a strong joint research system with researchers of National Institute of Radiological Sciences and Waseda University.
Thus, our department treats variety of fields to develop the radiation oncology with good balance among clinical radiation oncology, radiation biology, and medical physics.

Research

1. Clinical oncology
Usefulness of hypofractionated whole breast irradiation for early breast cancer
Research for carbon-ion radiotherapy for early breast cancer
Development of multidisciplinary treatment for refractory tumors
Clinical utility of high-precision radiotherapy by high energy X-ray
Optimization of intensity modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer
Optimization of intensity modulated radiation therapy for brain tumor
Optimization of stereotactic irradiation for early lung cancer
Research on optimization of brachytherapy for prostate cancer
Optimal postoperative irradiation method for breast cancer

2. Medical physics
Research for development of ultra-compact proton therapy system
Research for effective irradiation method of carbon-ion
Optimization of high-precision radiation therapy
Optimal treatment planning for intensity-modulated radiation therapy
Study on the reduction of normal tissue reaction from medical physics approaches
Prediction of radiation skin reaction

3. Radiation biology
Chemical modification of carbon-ion radio-sensitivity for breast cancer
Search of radio-sensitivity modifier on X-ray and charged particle radiotherapy
Development mechanism of late radiation reaction

Faculty

・Professor and Chair: Kumiko Karasawa, MD, PhD
・Visiting professor: Teiji Nishio, PhD
・Lecturer: Yaichiro Hashimoto, MD, PhD
・Associate lecturer: Sachiko Izumi, MD
・Assistant professor: Chie Toramatsu, PhD
・Assistant professor: Hiroaki Matsubara, PhD
・Part-time Lecturer: Masashi Koto, MD, PhD
・Part-time Lecturer: Mayumi Fujita, PhD

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Tokyo Women's Medical University

〒162-8666
8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

TEL +81-3-3353-8111