Tokai University, Department of Radiation Oncology, School of Medicine

ABOUT

The Tokai University Department of Radiation Oncology offers patients access to cutting-edge technologies for adult and pediatric tumors, including stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), IMRT, and IGRT. Brachytherapy programs are also available for patients with gynecologic cancer.

Department clinicians attend 8 tumor boards, and discuss treatment strategy with clinicians of other departments.
State-of-the-art facility equipped with new Varian accelerators (2 Clinac21Ex, 1 TrueBeamSTx with Novalis system).

Number of patients treated was over 1000 a year

2016:
 IMRT: 105, SRT: 22, RALS: 31, TBI: 38
2017:
 IMRT, VMAT and SRT are increasing with TrueBeamSTx

   VMAT   : brain, head and neck, esophagus, prostate
   SRT, SRS : brain, lung

EDUCATION

Radiation Oncology residency
 Joint program with Diagnostic Radiology department
 Three years after intern to be a board certified Radiological Scientist and additional two years to be a Radiation Oncologist.

Undergraduate clinical clerkship
 Over 50 medical students rotate our department every year, and learn general principles of Radiation Oncology.

Graduate medical physics program
 Accreditated program from Japanese Board Medical Physicist Qualification
 Aiming to be a medical physicist

RESEARCH

  • Surface guided radiation therapy with Align RT
  • Deep Inhalation Breath Hold (DIBH) technique for breast and lung cancers
  • SRT for spine, brain and liver: Treatment outcome and Safety
  • IMRT center block for cervical cancer
  • Participating in clinical trials of Japanese Radiation Oncology Study Group (JROSG)

PEOPLE

Faculty
 Etsuo Kunieda, MD, PhD Brain, Prostate, IGRT, RALS
 Takeshi Akiba, MD     Brain, Lymphoma, Pediatrics, TBI, Rectum
 Ken Harada, MD, PhD    Brain, Lung, SRT, IGRT, Lymphoma
 Ryuta Nagao, MD      Gynecology, Breast, Palliative, Esophagus
 Tsuyoshi, Fukuzawa, MD  Prostate, Head and neck, Lung
 Tomomi, Katsumata, MD
 Ayumu, Sunaguchi, MD

Medical Physicist
 Shigeto Kabuki, PhD
 Yukio Fujita, PhD
 Yoshitsugu Matsumoto
 Natsumi Futakami

Graduate Student
 Ikuma Kawamata
 Kotaro Iijima
 Shota Nagatomo
 Koichiro Yamada