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Yoshihiro Oka

medical educator

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.

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.

Interests

  • Other 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