Radiation Oncology

Staff

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Current Research Projects

  • Basic and clinical research to improve quality and efficacy of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) by achieving highly-optimized dose distributions and to promote its application to a wide range of cancers, including head and neck cancers, malignant glioma, prostate cancers, and uterine cervical cancers.
  • Studies on quality assurance of verification and high precision radiation delivery by image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) using real-time imaging technology.
  • Studies on contouring targets and risk organs by automatic and deformable image registration technology as well as image fusion technology using CT, MRI, and various molecular imagings.
  • Studies on mechanism of treatment-related toxicity of normal tissues (i.e., radiation pneumonitis) and on its reduction via eliminating unnecessary dose by IMRT, IGRT, and respiratory gating technology.
  • Participation and co-operation in nationwide clinical research trialists group as follows:
    • A registry of Nation Japanese Radiation Oncology Study Group:  Intensity-modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer (JROSG 17-5)

Recent Publications

  • Feasibility of hippocampal dose–volume parameters associated with memory decline in intensity-modulated radiotherapy for supratentorial tumors.
    Takahashi S, et al. Mol Clin Oncol. 14(3),53 (2021).
  • Correlation of Pathological Complete Response With Tumor Volume Reduction During Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy in Lung Cancer.
    Takahashi S, et al. Anticancer Res. 40(8),4327-4330 (2020).
  • Respiratory motion of lymph node stations in pancreatic cancer: Analyses using contrast-enhanced four-dimensional computed tomography.
    Takahashi S, et al. Radiother Oncol. 128(3), 569-574 (2018).

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