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Kodama Laboratory


[PHOTO.1] Tetsuya KODAMA, Professor

One in four Japanese males and one in six Japanese females will die from cancer. Metastasis, a characteristic of many tumor types, is estimated to be responsible for the death of 90% of all patients with cancer. However, effective treatment of metastasis has not been established. In our laboratory, we have focused at early diagnosis and treatment of lymph node metastasis, often observed in breast cancer, head and neck cancer. We have reported research activities to the world and carried out clinical trials.

Research Topics

  1. Mechanisms of lymph node metastasis
  2. Drug delivery system (DDS) targeted for lymph node metastasis using nano-particles
  3. Assessment of treatment for lymph node metastasis using noninvasive multimodal in vivo imaging techniques such as high-frequency ultrasound, bioluminescence and micro-CT
Group of Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering,
Electronic Engineering, and Information Engineering, Tohoku University
6-6-05, Aramaki Aza Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579, Japan
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