Centers & Services

Department of Hematology and Oncology

About Us

We provide comprehensive medical service and care for a variety of hematopoietic disorders, from hematological malignancies such as leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, malignant lymphoma, and multiple myeloma, to non-malignant diseases, such as aplastic anemia, hemolytic anemia, polycythemia, thrombocytopenic purpura, coagulation disorder and AIDS. For malignant hematopoietic disease, state-of-the-art treatment is performed particularly, such as the clinical trials of new drugs, new clinical studies, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. We perform hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the largest or second-largest number of cases among national and public university hospitals in Japan. We have 14 beds to perform hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the Biological Clean Room (BCR). We perform actively as the central institution for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions.
For solid tumor, we perform not only evidence based chemotherapy but also clinical trials for various cancers, including cancer of unknown primary, germ cell tumor, or soft tissue tumor.

Our physicians

Director, Department of Hematology and Oncology

Yoshinobu Maeda, MD, Ph. D. Professor
[Hematology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation]

Staff

Ken-ichi Matsuoka Lecturer [Hematology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation]
Eisei Kondo Lecturer (Department of General Medicine) [Hematology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation]
Nobuharu Fujii Lecturer(Department of Transfusion Medicine) [Hematology and Transfusion Unit]
Masahiro Tabata Associate Professor (Director, Center for Clinical Oncology) [Clinical oncology and molecular targeted therapy]
Hisakazu Nishimori Assistant Professor (Cancer Professional Education Program) [Hematology and clinical oncology]
Y. Meguri Assistant Professor (Center for Innovative Clinical Medicine) [Clinical oncology and clinical studies]
H. Katayama Assistant Professor (palliative medicine) [Clinical oncology and palliative care]
N. Asada Assistant Professor [Hematology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation]
K. Saeki Assistant Professor [Hematology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation]

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Weekly schedule of outpatient clinic

  Monday Tuseday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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Medical care system

The outpatient clinic run by specialists is available every day. For hospital treatment, the treatment policy and observations of each patient are discussed every week. For hematopoietic cell transplantation, a joint conference by doctors, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, psychiatrists and rehabilitation doctors, etc. is held every week to address the multifaceted problems related to disease.

Main testing methods and explanation

Bone marrow examination

Bone marrow cells are collected by bone marrow aspiration or biopsy, and hematopoietic disease is diagnosed in collaboration with the Laboratory Test Unit. In addition, surface marker analysis and chromosome analysis of the collected cells are performed.

Peripheral blood stem cell harvest and bone marrow harvest

In collaboration with the Transfusion Unit, hematopoietic stem cells of patients or healthy donors are harvested from the peripheral blood with a component collection system by administering white blood cell growth factor G-CSF. Harvested cells are stored frozen until transplantation. Bone marrow harvest in the operation room is also performed as required.

Platelet function test and coagulation factor activity assay

Platelet aggregation and Factor VIII, Factor IX and their inhibitors are measured to be used in the diagnosis of coagulation disorder in collaboration with the Laboratory Test Unit.