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Children's Cancer Center Director:UCHIDA, Hiroo (Professor)

Best medical care for all children with cancer

This Center is established to enhance medical status aiming to fulfill the task as the nation's designated Childhood Cancer Hub Hospital.


Operation System

Children's Cancer Center is operated under the Director (concurrent post), followed by full-time faculties of sections related to childhood cancer including surgery and pediatrics. Residents who are related to childhood cancer are also included.

Scope of Medical Services

Childhood cancer related departments namely Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Radiology, Clinical Oncology and Chemotherapy will collaborate to draw a lead in childhood cancer treatment, studies and medical staff training.

Features

We mainly offered care and treatment for intractable cancers which are difficult to treat in other hospitals. More than half of the patients require stem cell transplantation. A large number of patients come from long distance away and we offer lodging facility for families with hospitalized children (RMH Nagoya).

Medical Service Results

The total number of newly diagnosed patients with hematopoietic malignancy or solid cancer is 70 per year. Autologous or allogeneic stem cell transplantation cases are 25 to 30. Neuroblastoma cases take up the majority which adds up to 10 per year.

Other Undertakings

We perform high-risk stem cell transplantation such as transplantation from a HLA-mismatched family donor. In order to cope with complications, we administer advanced medicine, for instance, virus-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte cell therapy and mesenchymal stem cell therapy.