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Mission and history

Message from the acting director

T.Takahashi

Cancer is the leading cause of death in most economically developed countries including Japan. Our research institute was founded by the Aichi prefectural government in 1964 along with a hospital, forming one of the oldest and largest comprehensive cancer centers in Japan. Since then, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute has been committed to obtaining mechanistic insights into how various human cancers develop, and now we place a clear focus on our major objective "from bench to bedside" and translating our findings into the development of novel strategies for better diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. We also intend to foster collaborations with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to rapidly bring breakthrough discoveries to patients.
In addition to such cutting-edge research activities, we emphasize the mentoring young cancer researchers, as the whole research institute is affiliated to Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine. In addition to master and doctoral course students being supervised here, we also train postdoctoral fellows as prefectural government-funded research residents.

I welcome you to explore our website and learn more about the research activities at Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute and how we are pursuing these discoveries with determination and passion to change future cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

   

Takashi Takahashi, M.D., Ph.D.
Acting Director,
Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute







Without maintaining continuous research activities, there is no direction to overcome cancer in future

Without maintaining continuous research activities, there is no direction to overcome cancer in future

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