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

  • Motoo Y. Editorial. Ramucirumab plus paclitaxel: a possible new chemotherapy regimen for neuroendocrine carcinoma of the stomach. Intern Med. 57(5): 631-632, 2018.
  • Hisamura K, Matsushima E, Tsukayama S, Murakami S, Motoo Y. An exploratory study of social problems experienced by ambulatory cancer patients in Japan: Frequency and association with perceived need for help. Psychooncology. 27(7): 1704-1710, 2018.
  • Matsui Y, Murayama R, Tanabe H, Oe M, Motoo Y, Wagatsuma T, Michibuchi M, Kinoshita S, Sakai K, Konya C, Sugama J, Sanada H. Factors associated with severe skin disorder after extravasation of intravenously infused antineoplastic agents. J Nurs Sci Eng. 5(1):31~40, 2018.
  • Suzuki T, Yamamoto A, Ohsawa M, Motoo Y, Mizukami H, Makino T. Effect of ninjin'yoeito and ginseng extracts on oxaliplatin-induced neuropathies in mice. J Nat Med. 71(4): 757-764, 2017.
  • Motoo Y, Hakamatsuka T, Kawahara N, Arai I, Tsutani K. Standards of reporting Kampo products (STORK) in research articles. J Integr Med. 15(3): 182-185, 2017.

External Research Funding

  • 2016-2018 Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) Grant-in-Aid. Motoo Y. Objective evaluation of website of integrative medicine and systematic review of integrative medicine.
  • 2016-2018 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C). Motoo Y. Clinical efficacy and its molecular mechanisms of ninjin’yoeito, a traditional Japanese (Kampo) medicine, on hematological and neurological toxicities of oxaliplatin.
  • 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.
  • 2018-2020 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