Department of Hematology and Oncology

Head of the Office: Kinuko Mitani, MD, PhD

Message from the Head of the Office

     Our department was originally established as the Department of Hematology in 1998, and reorganized as the Department of Hematology and Oncology in 2008. As one of the clinical departments, we have three missions, namely medical care, research and education. Welcome to our home page, and please feel free to contact us, if you have any questions.


1. Medical Care

  • Treat patients with non-malignant (aplastic anemia, pure red cell aplasia, iron deficiency anemia, etc) and malignant (acute and chronic leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, malignant lymphoma, multiple myeloma, etc) hematological diseases.
  • Conduct chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, molecular-targeting therapy and immune therapy

2. Research Activities

  • Basic research: analysis of molecular pathogenesis in leukemia, generation of mouse model for leukemia.
  • Clinical research: predictive factor for darbepoetin alpha treatment in low-risk myelodysplastic syndromes, viral infection after stem cell transplant, etc.

 3. Education
School of Medicine:

3rd year Lecture on Hematology
4th year Lecture on Hematology
5th year Bed Side Learning (BSL)
6th year General Lecture on Hematology

Research Field:

  • Analysis of molecular pathogenesis and development of molecular therapies in RUNX1-EVI1 type leukemia.
  • Comprehensive analysis of gene mutations in hematological malignancies.
  • Establishment of human leukemia cell line.
  • Identification of Herpes virus reactivation-inducing factors.

Academic Society Activities

Japanese Society of Hematology
The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Japanese Cancer Association
Japanese Society of Medical Oncology
Japanese Society of Molecular Medicine
Japanese Society of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
The Japanese Society of Transfusion Medicine and Cellular Therapy
American Society of Hematology
European Hematology Association
International Society of Hematology


Professor Kinuko Mitani, MD, PhD
Professor Yoichi Imai, MD, PhD
Associate Professor Ko Sasaki, MD, PhD
Associate Professor Sachiko Seo, MD, PhD
Lecturer Yuko Nakamura, MD, PhD
Lecturer Yuka Nakamura, MD, PhD
Lecturer Tomoyuki Handa, MD, PhD
Lecturer Honoka Arai, MD, PhD
Lecturer Fumi Nakamura, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor Shigeharu Tsurumi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor Wataru Takahashi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor Hisako Iso, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor Hiromi Yuasa, MD, PhD
Resident Misaki Igarashi, MD, PhD

Characteristics of the section

     We participate in a lot of clinical trials to develop novel therapies in Japan.
The majority of us hold the qualifications of a specialist from the Japanese Society of Hematology, the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine and the Japanese Society of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy.


Department of Hematology and Oncology
Dokkyo Medical University
Kitakobayashi 880, Mibu, Shimotsuga, Tochigi, 321-0293 Japan
See more details → Japanese)