Our laboratory conducts research directly related to clinical practice!
We carefully observe heterogeneity, background lesions, microscopic lesions, early stage lesions, and progression process of cancer with the eyes of a pathologist, and then compare them with genetic data of many cancer cell lines in our laboratory (41 lung adenocarcinoma cell lines alone, 1 small cell carcinoma line 1 5 small cell carcinoma strains, etc.), the histology of xenograft tumors, and drug sensitivity, we are conducting a reliable analysis of molecules involved in cancer development and progression based on pathological observations and accumulated experience.
In addition to pathologists from the Pathology Department of the University of Tsukuba Hospital, we work with a team of highly skilled pathologists from institutional hospitals in Ibaraki Prefecture.
We transport specimens, prepare pathology specimens, and perform pathology diagnosis mainly for clinical training hospitals affiliated with the University of Tsukuba Hospital. Pathological autopsies can also be performed at our center if the remains are transported to the University of Tsukuba Hospital. We also provide on-site CPC (Clinical Pathology Review Meeting) after autopsy.
With the aim of stimulating medical research at the University of Tsukuba, we will provide research support using FFPE and other histopathological materials for research within the University of Tsukuba, joint research, and research in extramural academia, etc. for a fee.