• FY 2010
  • FY 2011
  • FY 2012

  • Koji AOKI
  • Kenichi ASANO
  • Takaharu OKADA
  • Junko SASAKI
  • Katsuaki SATO
  • Takashi SHICHITA
  • Kazuhiro SUZUKI
  • Takashi TANAKA
  • Susumu NAKAE
  • Sachie HIRATSUKA
  • Kumiko MAKIDE
  • Tohru MINAMINO
  • Tadashi YOKOSUKA

Sachie Hiratsuka – Establishment of diagnosis for early metastasis


Sachie Hiratsuka
Associate professor, Department of Pharmacology, Tokyo Women's Medical University
Research Theme
Establishment of diagnosis for early metastasis

Distant metastasis is the major cause of cancer mortality. In mouse experiments, the “premetastatic phase” describes a period during which a distant organ is rendered more hospitable towards circulating tumor cells with metastatic potential, facilitated by the presence of a distant primary tumor. However, it is unclear that distant tissues can be “activated” prior to the arrival of metastatic tumor cells in cancer patients. The purpose of this project is the establishment of diagnoses and treatments for the early/pre-metastatic phase in the patients.

Research Results
The 5 Cardinal Signs of Inflammation