Mayu Tanaka was born in a small island named Nakajima, Ehime Prefecture, Japan, in 1949. He received the M.D. degree of Japan, in 1976, and the Ph.D. degree from Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan, in 1982. Since 1976, he has worked as an Assistant Professor, a Lecturer, and an Associated Professor of the Department of Pathology, Gifu University. From 1983 to 1985, Tanaka was a Visiting Scientist at the Division of Experimental Pathology and Toxicology, Nalor Dana Institute, American Health Foundation at Valhalla, New York. From 1997 to 2009, Tanaka was a Professor and the Chairman of the Department of Oncologic Pathology, Kanazawa Medical, Kanazawa, Japan. Presently, he serves as the Director of the TCI-CaRP at Giu, Japan. He is mainly interested in cancer chemoprevention, carcinogenesis, animal models of cancer, and toxicologic pathology. He has published over 300 papers in international journals, and, in 2003, he has established a novel animal model of colitis-associated colon carcinogenesis (Cancer Sci 94: 965, 2003). Tanaka is a Member of JCA (Councilor), AACR (Active Member), and EACR and serves as an Editorial Board Member of journals including Cancer Science, Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, Chemico-Biological Interactions, Journal of Carcinogenesis (Sr. Editor), Molecular Carcinogenesis, The Open Toxicology Journal, Journal of Chinese Clinical Medicine, Journal of Experimental & Clinical Medicine (JECM), World Journal of Biological Chemistry, and World Journal of Hepatology.
Biography Updated on 13 November 2011