Current Research Projects

  • Study on safety and feasibility of active surveillance for localized prostate cancer.
  • Research for chronic prostatitis which is a cause of benign prostate hypertrophy and urinary symptoms.
  • Development of a novel diagnostic tool for chronic prostatitis.
  • Study on antitumor effect of rare sugar on urological cancers.

Recent Publications

  • Yamasaki M, Taoka R, Katakura K, Matsunaga T, Kani N, Honda T, Harada S, Tohi Y, Matsuoka Y, Kato T, Okazoe H, Tsunemori H, Ueda N, Haba R, Sugimoto M. The Paris System for reporting urinary cytology improves the negative predictive value of high-grade urothelial carcinoma. BMC Urol. 2022 Apr 5;22(1):51. doi: 10.1186/s12894-022-01005-8. 
  • Taoka R, Matsuoka Y, Yamasaki M, Kani N, Honda T, Harada S, Tohi Y, Kato T, Okazoe H, Tsunemori H, Ueda N, Sugimoto M. Photodynamic diagnosis-assisted transurethral resection using oral 5-aminolevulinic acid decreases residual cancer and improves recurrence-free survival in patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther. 2022 Apr 4;38:102838. doi:10.1016/j.pdpdt.2022.102838.
  • Tohi Y, Kakehi Y, Sugimoto M; Project to Develop a Novel Diagnostic Tool for Chronic Prostatitis. Successful establishment of crowdfunding to develop new diagnostic tools for chronic prostatitis. Int J Urol. 2022 Mar 1. doi: 10.1111/iju.14856.

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