Masaru Kubota was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1950. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan, and received the Ph.D. degree at Kyoto University, Japan, in 1981. From 1981 to 1984, he made a research mainly on purine and pyrimidine metabolism of cancer cells at Scripps Clinic Research Institute (La Jolla, USA) under the supervision of Professor D.A. Carson. After that, he has been engaged in the research of cancer chemotherapy from both a clinical and a basic point of view at the Department of Pediatrics of Kyoto University Hospital. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed English articles. In 2006, he has become a Professor at the Faculty of Life Science and Environment at Nara Women’s University. His areas of interest at present are, in addition to the rationale of cancer chemotherapy, nutritional management of side effects of cancer treatment in general and an interaction between drugs and functional foods. He is an active Member of the Society of American Association of Cancer Research and the Japanese Society of Hematology.
Biography Updated on 24 September 2009