Japan/Korea bilateral meeting for collaborative research project

The project participants spent time reviewing analysis results obtained from cervical cancer studies and research methods that utilize blood samples from breast cancer cases. About such breast cancer cases, the group will prepare for comprehensive gene polymorphism analysis in cooperation with the Department of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo.

Training of young investigators

As part of its efforts to foster young researchers from overseas, RERF has thus far provided young investigators from NCC with training in late effects of radiation exposure on immune functions and disease development as well as genetic factors related to the association between radiation exposure and disease development.

In FY2016, we will not only strengthen such conventional training programs for young investigators but also deepen exchange between young researchers in Japan and Korea to proceed with this bilateral collaborative research project under the initiative of these young trainees.

Young Korean researchers undergo training at RERF

This collaborative project, which aims at the optimization of radiotherapies used in the treatment of cervical and breast cancers, is expected to elucidate biomarkers indicating risks of cervical and breast cancers and non-cancer diseases as well as related genetic factors based on follow-up data involving local cancer recurrence and non-cancer diseases after radiotherapy.
This project is also expected to bring about useful information toward the development of biomarkers for assessment of ethnic and individual risks in post-radiotherapy local cancer recurrence and radiation-related diseases and for monitoring of patient groups.

Participants talking in front of display panels

Participants observing RERFfs new robotic biorepository system

Future outlook