Clinical Medicine, Oncology

Thoracic Surgery

Basic and Clinical Researches to Improve Surgical Outcome of Lung Cancer Patients and Lung Transplantation

Medical Sciences Course

  • Doctoral Degree


OKADA, YoshinoriOKADA, Yoshinori
OKADA, Yoshinori

Professor, M.D. Ph.D.

*Concurrent Position

Research Theme

  • Research for lung cancer
  • Research for lung transplantation
  • Lung physiology
Research Keywords:

therapeutic target gene of lung cancer, ischemia-reperfusion lung injury, lung allograft rejection, pulmonary hypertension, regenerative medicine of the lung

Technical Keywords:

pathological analysis, physiological analysis, gene analysis, transgenic animals, translational research

Laboratory Introduction

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University is active in Sendai, one of the most beautiful cities in Japan. We perform surgeries for lung cancer, mediastinal tumors, pneumothorax and lung transplantation at Tohoku University Hospital. We also proceed with basic research for lung cancer, lung transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, tumor immunology, and regenerative medicine. We look forward to ambitious colleagues to achieve fruitful basic and clinical researches together with us.

Figure 1. Example of research in our department

Figure 1. Example of research in our department

Recent Publications

  • Oishi H, et al. Successful bilateral lung transplantation after 16 h of lung preservation with EP-TU solution: report of a case. Surgery Today 45 (5): 630-633, 2015
  • Hoshikawa Y, et al. Medical consultant system for improving lung transplantation opportunities and outcomes in Japan. Transplant Proc 47(3): 746-750, 2015
  • Endo C, et al. A prospective study of surgical procedures for patients with oligometastasis non-small cell lung cancer. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 98: 258-264, 2014
  • Notsuda H, at al. p190A RhoGAP is involved in EGFR pathways and promotes proliferation, invasion and migration in lung adenocarcinoma cells. International Journal of Oncology 43(5): 1569-1577, 2013
  • Eba S, et al. The Nuclear Factor Erythroid 2-Related Factor 2 Activator Oltipraz Attenuates Chronic Hypoxia-Induced Cardiopulmonary Alterations in Mice. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology 49(2): 324-333, 2013