Outline of the Japanese Cancer Association

Association Name
The Japanese Cancer Association
(A section of the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences)
Date of Founding
April 5, 1941
Purpose and Activities
The purpose of the organization is to promote cancer research.
(Article 2, Bylaws of the Japanese Cancer Association)
The organization hosts an Annual Meeting and other academic meetings (e.g.: symposia, conferences, once or twice a year), holds lectures open to the public, and publishes a journal.
Executive Office
International Medical Information Center
Shinanomachi-Rengakan, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0016
Telephone: 03-5361-7156 (Direct) FAX: 03-3358-1633
E-mail: office@jca.gr.jp
Number of members: 16,729 (All individuals) There is no organizational membership system.
Annual membership fee: \8,000
Tetsuo Noda
Vice Presidents:
Yoshio Miki (Finance),
Kohzoh Imai (Academic matters - clinical research),
Kohei Miyazono (Academic matters - basic research)
Board of Directors (18 Directors)
Setsuo Hirohashi, Tetsuo Noda, Fuyuki Ishikawa, Masaki Mori, Hiroyasu Esumi,
Masao Seto, Kohei Miyazono, Kazuo Tajima, Motoharu Seiki, Masahide Takahashi,
Johji Inazawa, Kohuzoh Imai, Yusuke Nakamura, Hitoshi Nakagama,
Masanori Hatakeyama, Yoshio Miki, Okio Hino, Tomoki Naoe
President, 2011 Annual Meeting
Kazuo Tajima
President, 2012 Annual Meeting
Noriyuki Sato
Committee for Selecting Candidates to Receive Awards and Prizes
<Chairperson> Yusuke Nakamura
Hiroyasu Esumi, Masanori Hatakeyama, Kazuo Tajima, Masao Seto, Masaki Mori
Yasunori Okada, Yoshinori Murakami
Cancer Science (Instructions for Authors enclosed)
12 issues/ year, monthly, 2,500 pages/ year
Modified international version
Yusuke Nakamura
Editor Emeritus:
Takashi Sugimura
Yusuke Nakamura, Ryuzo Ueda, Kohei Miyazono, Hiroyuki Mano, Tomoki Naoe,
Hitoshi Nakagama, and Masahide Takahashi
Associate Editors:
171 (134 Japanese, 37 foreigners)
Proceedings of the Japanese Cancer Association,
1 issue/ year, 700 pages/ issue
Number of copies printed, 8,000
Standard: Modified international version
Annual Meeting
The association holds its annual meeting once a year, generally in October, although the timing may be changed as appropriate. The association publishes the proceedings of the Annual Meeting as the Proceedings of the Japanese Cancer Association.
Association Awards and Prizes
Tomizo Yoshida Award
Mataro Nagayo Award
Japanese Cancer Association Incitement Award
JCA-Mauvernay Award
Specialty areas of the members of the Japanese Cancer Association
Epidemiology, carcinogenesis, virology, organic chemistry, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular oncology, genomic science, epigenetics, genomic instability, growth factors and cytokines, signal transduction, cell cycle, apoptosis, invasion and metastasis, angiogenesis, biophysics, cell biology, immunology, radiobiology, microbiology, structural biology, experimental pathology, experimental animals and genetically engineered animals, human pathology, endocrinology, pharmacology and pharmacy, neuro-oncology, head and neck cancer, cancer of the digestive organs, cancer of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas, lung cancer, breast cancer, gynecological and urological cancers, skin cancer, leukemia and lymphoma, endocrine cancer, cancers of the bone and soft tissue, pediatric cancer, diagnostics, proteomics, cytological diagnosis, preventive medicine, surgical therapy, chemotherapy, molecular target therapy, immunotherapy, gene therapy, radiotherapy and thermotherapy, regenerative medicine, psychotherapy, therapy for advanced cancer, medical information and statistics
Educational activities and activities for continuing education
Systems for certification and specialty boards

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