Prof Kohei Shitara National Cancer Center Hospital East Japan

Prof Kohei Shitara is a Chief of Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa in Japan. He received his medical degree from Tohoku University School of Medicine in 2002. Dr Shitara is an active member of ASCO and ESMO. He is also a member of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, the Japanese Society of Medical Oncology (JSMO), the Japanese Society of Clinical Oncology (JSCO), and the Japanese Gastric Cancer Association. He also acts as one of the organising members for Japanese gastric cancer treatment guidelines. Main research interests include development of new anti-cancer agents, optimal chemotherapy regimen for gastrointestinal cancer, and translational research. He is the primary investigator or study coordinator of several sponsor initiated trials or investigator initiated trials for gastric or colorectal cancer: He act as one of steering committee members of several ongoing global studies in the field of GI cancers. He has reported more than 160 peer review publications which include approximately 100 articles as 1st author or corresponding author in these fields.