Staff and specialities

Professor:  Yataro DAIGO
  Medical Oncology, Molecular Medicine
Special Contract Associate Professor:  Koji TERAMOTO
Special Contract Assistant Professor:  Atsushi TAKANO

Outline of the department

The Department of Medical Oncology is one of the Clinical Departments in the School of Medicine at Shiga University of Medical Science (SUMS). Our mission is to deliver the best possible treatment and personalized medicine for cancer patients, offer a scientific environment for laboratory and clinical science and provide education and training that generate top class oncologists and scientists.

We provide the highest possible standard cancer chemotherapy and molecular therapy to achieve the best possible outcome in Division of Medical Oncology and Cancer Center at SUMS Hospital (University Teaching Hospital). We also coordinate various clinical studies including chemotherapy, molecular therapy and immunotherapy, involving different university hospitals and cancer centers across the region and nationally. We are now trying to translate the latest research directly into hope and new treatments for cancer patients.

Research within the Department focuses on identifying diagnostic/predictive biomarkers and novel therapeutic target molecules for human cancers. We perform comprehensive genomics and proteomics analyses of various types of solid cancers for therapeutic and diagnostic target discovery and validation. Some of these achievements are now on-going in the clinical trials at SUMS hospital and our collaborative hospitals.