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Phone number

0429844111

Department of Radiation Oncology

Medical services and specialties

In the Department of Radiation Oncology, we treat malignant tumor using radiation therapy which is one of the three pillars of cancer treatment.

Saitama Medical University International Medical Center is one of the best radiotherapy facilities in Japan, equipped with the most advanced precision external irradiation equipment in the world, as well as a brachytherapy device with high dose rate iridium and permanently inserted I-125. By making full use of these therapeutic devices, it became possible to irradiate tumors with high doses while keeping low dose of radiation to normal tissues around the tumor. As a result, side effects on normal tissues can be alleviated and tumor control can be improved as compared with conventional methods. With combination use of such high-precision radiation therapy with surgery and chemotherapy (anticancer drug treatment), safe and effective treatments have been performed even for cases with progressed conditions, treatment outcomes have been clearly improved.

And radiation therapy is the only curative treatment for elderly people and complicated patients who are difficult to undergo surgery and chemotherapy, and its role has been increasing in recent years.


Physicians in charge

Professor

Shingo Kato

Specialty area
Radiation therapy (cervical cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, etc.)
Credentials
Board Certified Physician of Radiation Therapy of Japan Radiological Society, Tentative Instructor of Clinical Oncology

Professor

Shinei Noda

Specialty area
Radiation Oncology
Credentials
Board Certified Physician of Radiation Therapy of Japan Radiological Society、Clinical Practice Instructor、First Class Radiation Protection Supervisor

Senior Lecturer

Takanori Abe

Specialty area
Radiation therapy (lung cancer, head and neck cancer)
Credentials
Board Certified Physician of Radiation Therapy of Japan Radiological Society

Senior Lecturer

Yu Kumazaki

Specialty area
Medical physics, precision radiation therapy, brachytherapy
Credentials
Medical Physicist, First Class Radiation Protection Supervisor

Assistant Professor Hirai

Ryuta Hirai

Specialty area
Medical physics
Credentials
Medical physicist

Assistant Professor

Mitsunobu Igari

Specialty area
Medical physics
Credentials
First Class Radiation Protection Supervisor

 

Tomomi Aoshika

 

Satoshi Saito

 

Yasuhiro Ryuno

 

Misaki Iino

 

Yuga Takeda

 

Tomohiro Ota