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Yoshihiro Oka

Yoshihiro Oka, Japanese medical educator. Achievements include with collaboration include research in the identification of Wilms' tumor, WT1, gene product (WT1 protein) as a novel cancer antigen; research in immune response against cancer antigen; development of cancer vaccine targeting WT1 protein.

Background

  • Oka, Yoshihiro was born on February 16, 1955 in Osaka, Japan. Son of Koichi and Mitsuko Oka.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Medicine, Osaka University, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, Osaka University, 1989.

    Career

    • Resident Osaka University Hospital, 1980—1981, medical staff, 1983—1992, Tondabayashi Hospital, 1981—1983. Science member Basel Institute Immunology, Switzerland, 1992—1995. Assistant professor Osaka University, Suita, Japan, 1995—2005, associate professor cancer immunology and cancer immunotherapy and, since 2006.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include with collaboration include research in the identification of Wilms' tumor, WT1, gene product (WT1 protein) as a novel cancer antigen. Research in immune response against cancer antigen. Development of cancer vaccine targeting WT1 protein.

    Works

    • Member editorial advisory board: Current Medicinal Chemistry.

    Membership

    Fellow: Japanese Society Hematology. Member: Japanese Association Cancer Immunology, Japanese Society Immunology, Japanese Cancer Association, Japanese Society Internal Medicine.

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, baseball, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Kyoko Imanaga, 1982. Children: Mayuko, Natsuko Suenobu, Yoshie.
    • father: Koichi Oka
    • mother: Mitsuko Oka
    • spouse: Kyoko Imanaga
    • children: Mayuko Oka
    • Natsuko Suenobu Oka
    • Yoshie Oka
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    Born February 16, 1955
    (age 62)
    Nationality
    • 1980
      Osaka University
    • 1989
      Osaka University
    • 1980 - 1981
      Resident, Osaka University Hospital
    • 1981 - 1983
      Resident, Osaka University Hospital
    • 1983 - 1992
      Resident, Osaka University Hospital
    • 1992 - 1995
      science member, Basel Institute Immunology
      Switzerland
    • 1995 - 2005
      assistant, professor Osaka University
      Suita, Osaka, Japan