Roswell Park Physician Leads Collaborative U.S.–Japan Oncology Workshop

Dr. Kazuaki Takabe, pioneer in clinical trial collaboration, serving as co-director
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Highlights: 
Kazuaki Takabe, MD, is co-director of 5th such binational workshop
Collaboration supports clinical-trial investigations in both Japan and U.S.
Goal to identify, overcome barriers to international translational research
Kazuaki Takabe, MD, Professor, Alfiero Foundation Endowed Chair in Breast Oncology and Clinical Chief of Breast Surgery at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Scientifically compelling breast cancer clinical-trial research is the focus of the 5th U.S.–Japan Clinical Trials in Oncology Workshop, to be led in part by Kazuaki Takabe, MD, Professor, Alfiero Foundation Endowed Chair in Breast Oncology and Clinical Chief of Breast Surgery at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. The conference, co-sponsored by the Embassy of Japan and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, is being held today, April 6, in Washington, D.C.

“Although there have been numerous basic research papers published from Japan, few Japanese institutions have participated in large-scale international clinical trials. This workshop will include discussions on current barriers to conduct clinical trials in Japan and on how clinical researchers in Japan can participate or initiate multinational trials themselves. The collaboration benefits both countries,” says Dr. Takabe, who will serve as co-director of the workshop.

The workshop is an opportunity to further collaborations among U.S. and Japanese academics, cancer center investigators and Japanese physician-researchers visiting the United States.

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