Department of Pathology and
Hiroshi Uozaki, M.D., Ph.D., Shumpei Ishikawa, M.D., Ph.D.
Yutaka Takazawa, M.D., Ph.D.* Junji Shibahara, M.D., Ph.D. (visiting researcher, USA)
Rumi Hino, M.D., Ph.D., Aya Shinozaki, M.D., Ph.D., Yukako Shintani, M.D., Ph.D., Akiko Kunita, M.D., Ph.D. Tetsuo Ushiku, M.D., Ph.D.*, Masako Ikemura, M.D., Ph.D.*, Daichi Maeda, M.D., Ph.D.*, Keisuke Matsusaka, M.D., Ph.D.* Teppei Morikawa, M.D., Ph.D. * (visiting researcher, USA) Naoko Yamauchi, M.D., Ph.D. (Global COE Program)
Technical Support Specialist
Yasuyuki Morishita, M.T., Shinichi Harada, Kei Sakuma
Introduction and Organization
Tokyo Medical College. Dr. Kunita moved here from
University of Basel, and Dr. Matsusaka from
Department of Pathology and Diagnostic Pathology is
Metropolitan Cancer and Infectious Disease Center,
responsible for the practice of diagnostic pathology,
education, and research in conjunction with Division
Four postgraduate students (Hibiya, Tanaka,
of Diagnostic Pathology of the University Hospital*.
Sung, Yoshida) finished the course and received Ph.D.
Our aim is the construction of “pathology as clinical
In the new fiscal year, 2011, five new students will
medicine” as well as “next-generation pathology for
enter the postgraduate course, and there will be 16
postgraduates (including one foreign student).
Dr. Shibahara and Dr. Morikawa were working
We are responsible for the pathology practice of
as a visiting researcher in Mayo and Harvard
the University Hospital, and carrying forward the
University, USA, respectively.Dr. Nakaya moved to
morphology-based research targeting human diseases.
As for the education of Pathology, we take charge of
related to medical treatment (DRMT) has been in
the following courses for the medical students;
operation since September 2005, and we continue to
General Pathology course for the 1st grade students in
be a member of the autopsy inspection of the project.
collaboration with Department of Molecular
Pathology, Systemic Pathology for the 2nd grade,
Clinical Clerkship for the 3rd grade, and Bedside-learning (BSL) for the 4th grade students,
We take on General Pathology Course for the 1st grade
respectively. Programs for postgraduates and junior
of undergraduate students, especially in its
residents are also included in our education activities.
morphological field. The course program and lecture
We held 100th Annual Meeting of Japanese
notes are open to the public and available in UT Open
Society of Pathology from April, 28-30, 2011 at
Yokohama Pacifico (President Fukayama, Vice
Each class of Systemic Pathology Course and
President: Dr. Miyazono), with wish to recover from
exercises are held in parallel with that of Systemic
the Great East Japan Earthquake of March, 11, 2011,
Medicine Course. Handouts are available in every half
although we had to reduce the number of programs.
course of the pathological exercises, and all slides
The memorial ceremony was held on April 29, to
used in the course are accessible on our website as
celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Japanese
virtual slides (digital images of the slides).
Society of Pathology in the very presence of Price
Clinical clerkship for the 3rd grade, and BSL for
the 4th grade are carried out. In BSL, following
We had to postpone the Extension Lecture for
courses are included; autopsy pathologic practices
Citizens “Autopsy and Medical Safety” on May 1, but
with a case presentation for paired students, surgical
could hold it on September 23 at Sanjo Kaikan, the
pathologic practices using various tumor sections, and
University of Tokyo. The contents were included in
a tour of the pathology laboratory. The past
the book, “Autopsy in Medical Practice”.
examinations for graduation and Systemic Pathology
for the second grade students and are referred to the
Clinical activities (diagnostic
pathology and autopsy)
We also have charge of the lecture series of
tumor pathology for the Cancer Profession Training
Together with Division of Diagnostic Pathology, we
are responsible for the pathologic diagnosis and
autopsy in the University Hospital (see the
corresponding section of Division of Diagnostic
The first major theme is “chronic inflammation and
Surgical pathology conferences are regularly held
neoplasms”, especially Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)
with each clinical division, and the cases of various
associated gastric carcinoma (GC) (Drs. Uozaki,
tumors, including thoracic organs, liver and pancreato-
Ushiku, Hino, Shinozaki, Matsusaka, and Kunita). We
biliary tract, urology, gynecology, breast, and
are focusing on mechanisms of abnormalties in CpG
orthopedics, as well as biopsy cases of lkidney, skin
island methylation and microRNA molecules in the
development and progression of EBV-associated GC
Clinico-pathological conferences (CPCs) for two
autopsy cases are held every month in the hospital.
The second major theme is ‘traslational research
Together with weekly autopsy conferences, they are
pathology’. We are engaged in search of target
useful for the education of clinical residents. Digest
molecules for cancer therapy by global analysis of
version of CPC slides is now open in the hospital, and
expression profiles of various cancers, in collaboration
we also started e-learning program for interns to
with Research Center for Advanced Science and
facilitate the understanding of the CPC contents.
Technology (RCAST), the University of Tokyo. In
A model project for the survey analysis of deaths
addition, we take part in a global COE program,
Comprehensive Center of Education and research
RJ, Maeda D, Chen E, Jeng YM, Wang TL, Shih
for Chemical Biology of the Diseases, in which we
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are investigating the morphological analysis of gene
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expression abnormalities of the key molecules for
several diseases (Dr. Yamauchi). We discovered
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expression of gastric type claudin 18 in intraepithelial
Onozato ML, Uozaki H, Fukayama M, Fujita T.
neioplasms of biliary and pancreatic ducts during the
Detection of myeloperoxidase in membranous
screening of cancer specific molecules (Drs. Shibahara,
nephropathy-like deposits in patients with
shinozaki) and pointed out the importance of gastric
anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated
metaplasia for the development of cancer (Shinozaki
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analyzing genome information precisely to establish a
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in the heart and great vessels of non-traumatic
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in-hospital death cases on postmortem computed
Maeda discovered a subtype of ovarian tumor,
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microcystic stromal tumor of ovary, which was
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