School of Medicine - Clinical MedicineMedical Oncology




The Department of Medical Oncology was established on April 1, 2005. In clinical practice, we work at the Multidisciplinary Cancer Center, which was opened on October 1, 2005, the first tumor center in the Hokuriku District. We accept patients with various cancers such as breast, gastrointestinal, hematological, pancreato-biliary, and lung cancers. We see both out-patients and in-patients. In basic research, we are conducting molecular analysis on invasion and metastasis of cancer cells in collaboration with the INSERM U. 624 in Marseille, France, and other laboratories. We are in charge of oncology education, aiming at the comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology of cancer and whole person care.

Contact Information

TEL: 076-286-2211 +81-76-286-2211  / FAX: 076-218-8283 +81-76-218-8283 / Email:


Professor and Chair

  • MOTOO Yoshiharu 元雄教授顔写真


  • YASUMOTO Kazuo

Senior Assistant Professor

  • HISAMURA Kazuho

Assistant Professor

  • KASAI Suguru

Research Achievements

Research Activities

  • Miwa T, Ikeda K, Ishibashi T, Kobayashi M, Kondo K, Matsuwaki Y, Ogawa T, Shiga H, Suzuki M, Tsuzuki K, Furuta A, Motoo Y, Fujieda S, Kurono Y. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of olfactory dysfunction - Secondary publication. Auris Nasus Larynx 2019 May 7. pii: S0385-8146(19)30118-X.
  • Amano K, Ichikura K, Hisamura K, Motomatsu Y, Matsushima E. Factors Associated with Social Support Needs of Spouses of Patients with Cancer: Online Survey. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2019; 10: 270-292.
  • Motoo Y, Yukawa K, Arai I, Hisamura K, Tsutani K. Use of complementary and alternative medicine in Japan: a cross-sectional internet survey using the Japanese version of the International Complementary and Alternative Medicine Questionnaire. JMA Journal, 2019; 2(1): 35-46.
  • Motoo Y. Editorial. Nivolumab-related sclerosing cholangitis in gastric cancer. Intern Med 2019 Jan 10.
  • Motoo Y, Yukawa K, Hisamura K, Tsutani K, Arai I. Internet survey on the provision of complementary and alternative medicine in Japanese private clinics: a cross-sectional study. J Integr Med 2019; 17(1): 8-13.

External Research Funding

  • 2019 Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) Grant-in-Aid. Motoo Y. Research on information, current status, and safety/efficacy of community-based, disease-preventing or health-promoting programs utilizing integrative medicine as social models
  • 2018-2019 Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) Grant-in-Aid (Translational Research Promotion: Seeds A). Yasumoto K. Development of innovative therapies for scirrhous gastric carcinoma with regulation of HGF/MET axis.
  • 2017-2019 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C). Yasumoto K. Development of innovative targeted therapy by essential control of the HGF/MET axis for scirrhous gastric cancer
  • 2018-2021 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C). Hisamura K. Research on psychosocial support for middle-aged and elderly patients with cancer who live alone and have no family caregivers
  • The 2018 second semester home care subsidy of Yuubi Memorial Foundation research grant. Hisamura K. Study on building a community-based support system for appearance changes among cancer survivors.