The Japan Society of Clinical Oncology Research Encouragement Prize

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The Research Encouragement Prize was established in 2001 to encourage the publication of research related to cancer treatment and actively further the careers of young researchers. It is awarded to members aged up to 40 who have had an original article published in the Society’s official journal, the International Journal of Clinical Oncology.


2018 Prize Winner
(in Yokohama, October 17, 2018)

In principle, the prize is presented to up to three recipients each year, selected in a screening process carried out by the Editorial Committee and confirmed by the Board of Directors. The Award Ceremony is held during the Council Meeting (normally held in October), at which a certificate and prize money are presented.

Previous Winners

Ryosuke Okamura
  • The role of periodic serum CA19-9 test in surveillance after colorectal cancer surgery
Ikuko Sugitani
  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy with trastuzumab, docetaxel, and carboplatin administered every 3 weeks for Japanese women with HER2-positive primary breast cancer: efficacy and safety
Koji Ando
  • A prospective study of XELIRI plus bevacizumab as a first-line therapy in Japanese patients with unresectable or recurrent colorectal cancer (KSCC1101)
Akira Nagahara
  • R.E.N.A.L. nephrometry score predicts postoperative recurrence of localized renal cell carcinoma treated by radical nephrectomy
Yukari Hato
  • Prognostic impact of a single-nucleotide polymorphism near the CTSO gene in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer patients
Takeshi Shin
  • Microdissection testicular sperm extraction in Japanese patients with persistent azoospermia after chemotherapy
Yuko Nakamura
  • Optimizing biopsy procedures during colposcopy for women with abnormal cervical cancer screening results: a multicenter prospective study
Masahiro Inoue
  • Gene-expression profiles correlate with the efficacy of anti-EGFR therapy and chemotherapy for colorectal cancer
Hideki Takeuchi
  • A multicenter prospective study to evaluate bone fracture related to adjuvant anastrozole in Japanese postmenopausal women with breast cancer: two-year interim analysis of Saitama Breast Cancer Clinical Study Group (SBCCSG-06)
Yuka Kaneko
  • Degraded DNA may induce discordance of KRAS status between primary colorectal cancer and corresponding liver metastases
Dai Ogata
  • Accuracy of real-time ultrasound elastography in the differential diagnosis of lymph nodes in cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM): a pilot study
Sadamoto Zenda
  • A Dermatitis Control Program (DeCoP) for head and neck cancer patients receiving radiotherapy: a prospective phase II study
Tetsuro Baba
  • Clinical significance of human leukocyte antigen loss and melanoma-associated antigen 4 expression in smokers of non-small cell lung cancer patients
Shintaro Narita
  • Outcome, clinical prognostic factors and genetic predictors of adverse reactions of intermittent combination chemotherapy with docetaxel, estramustine phosphate and carboplatin for castration-resistant prostate cancer
Naoki Hayashi
  • Prognostic value of HER2-positive circulating tumor cells in patients with metastatic breast cancer
Kazuhiro Kasai
  • Combination therapy of intra-arterial 5-fluorouracil and systemic pegylated interferon α-2b for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma
Takeru Wakatsuki
  • ATP assay-guided chemosensitivity testing for gemcitabine with biopsy specimens obtained from unresectable pancreatic cancer using endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration
Shinji Ogawa
  • Sentinel node detection with 99mTc phytate alone is satisfactory for cervical cancer patients undergoing radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy
Yukihiko Sonoda
  • O6-Methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase determined by promoter hypermethylation and immunohistochemical expression is correlated with progression-free survival in patients with glioblastoma
Koichi Hayashi
  • High-frequency 30-MHz sonography in preoperative assessment of tumor thickness of primary melanoma: Usefulness in determination of surgical margin and indication of sentinel lymph node biopsy
Yutaka Yonemura
  • Randomized clinical trial of D2 and extended paraaortic lymphadenectomy in patients with gastric cancer
Toshirou Nishida
  • Efficacy and safety profile of imatinib mesylate (ST1571) in Japanese patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors: a phase II study (STI571B1202)
Shinichi Kinami
  • PTD classification: proposal for a new classification of gastric cancer location based on physiological lymphatic flow
Tsuyoshi Takahashi
  • An enhanced risk-group stratification system for more practical prognostication of clinically malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumors
Hajime Hosoi
  • A review of 331 rhabdomyosarcoma cases in patients treated between 1991 and 2002 in Japan
Michihide Mitsumori
  • Regional hyperthermia combined with radiotherapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancers: a multi-institutional prospective randomized trial of the International Atomic Energy Agency
Tsuyoshi Ishihara
  • Management of sentinel lymph nodes in malignant skin tumors using dynamic lymphoscintigraphy and the single-photon-emission computed tomography/computed tomography combined system
Takeo Iwama
  • Does a selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor (tiracoxib) induce clinically sufficient suppression of adenomas in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis? A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial
Satoru Kawakami
  • Three-dimensional combination of transrectal and transperineal biopsies for efficient detection of stage T1c prostate cancer
Toshio Ohashi
  • Acute urinary morbidity following I-125 prostate branchytherapy
Yasuhiro Sato
  • A Phase I/II study of S-1 plus cisplatin in patients with advanced gastric cancer (A 2-week S-1 administration regimen)
Yoshiyuki Matsui
  • The current status of perioperative chemotherapy for invasive bladder cancer: a multiinstitutional retrospective study in Japan
Wataru Arai
  • Alternate-day oral therapy with TS-1 for advanced gastric cancer
Masato Fujii
  • Phase I/II trial of weekly docetaxel and concomitant radiotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
Gong Li
  • Local hyperthermia combined with external irradiation for regional recurrent breast carcinoma
Lucy Sayuri Ito
  • Lifestyle factors associated with atrophic gastritis among Helicobacter pylori-seropositive Japanese-Brazilians in São Paulo
Hiroaki Iwase
  • Concurrent chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced metastatic esophageal cancer: longterm results of a phase II study of UFT/CDDP with radiotherapy
Tsuyoshi Ohno
  • Antitumor and antivascular effects of AC-7700, a combretastatin A-4 derivative, against rat liver cancer
Nobuyuki Hamajima
  • NAD(P)H: quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) C609T polymorphism and the risk of eight cancers for Japanese
Seiichi Matsumoto
  • "In situ preparation" : new surgical procedure indicated for soft-tissue sarcoma of a lower limb in close proximity to major neurovascular structures
Norio Aoyama
  • Prognosis of patients with advanced carcinoma of the esophagus with complete response to chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy: a questionnaire survey in Japan
Yoshikazu Harada
  • Expression of vascular endothelial growth factor and its receptor KDR (kinase domain-containing receptor) / Flk-1 (fetal liver kinase-1) as prognostic factors in human colorectal cancer
Zhunan Li
  • Implication of adrenomedullin expression in the invasion of squamous cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix
Eisei Shin
  • Prognostic significance of c-erb B-2 protein status using an enzyme immunoassay in breast cancer
Hirammoy Das
  • Induction of apoptosis and manganese superoxide dismutase gene by photodynamic therapy in cervical carcinoma cell lines
Yuzo Furuya
  • Value of free-to-total prostate-specific antigen ratio for detection and staging of prostate cancer