Yoshikatsu Koga graduated with an M.D. degree from the Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan. From 1999 to 2003, he was trained in the Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kumamoto University. In 2003, he performed basic research into invasive pancreatic cancer during his postgraduate study at the Kumamoto University Graduate School of Medicine; he obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2009. In 2006, he joined the faculty of the Investigative Treatment Division, National Cancer Center Hospital East (NCCH-E), Kashiwa, Japan, as a Research Resident and Research Fellow. At NCCH-E Koga investigated a new method of colorectal cancer screening by gene and miRNA expression assay using colonocytes isolated from feces. He also investigated the preclinical studies using anticancer drugs based on drug delivery systems (DDS). Since 2011, Koga has been working as a Section Head in the Section of Experimental Animals, Division of Developmental Therapeutics, NCCH-E, and has been investigating new screening methods for colorectal cancer and endometrial cancer as well as new cancer therapies based on DDS.
Biography Updated on 8 January 2013