about CAM


about CAM

The Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM) at Chiba University Hospital

Founded in 1874, Chiba University Hospital has a long tradition of excellence in patient care, biomedical research and the education of future health care professionals.
In 2008 the hospital established The Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM) to create effective and innovative treatments by conducting pioneering medical research. CAM’s research promotes translation of novel findings into treatments and technologies that improve the health of patients suffering from a wide range of diseases and conditions.
Our fundamental mission is:

To inspire hope and improve the health of every patient by providing the most advanced medical care possible through the integration of superior clinical practice and outstanding basic research.

CAM has conducted numerous treatments, clinical trials and scientific studies in the fields of immunological cell therapy, neovascularization therapy, and gene therapy. The Center is equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities, including a cell processing center (CPC). All operations at the CPC are performed in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice to offer the safest aseptic cellular products to our patients. CAM is also equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and technologies, such as gene expression analysis and, flow cytometry, which enable us to examine and analyze biological samples for basic, translational and clinical research.

Collaborating Institutions

CAM is determined to lead the future of medicine by promoting discoveries of new therapy and advancing translational research through interdisciplinary collaboration between a variety of departments, including pharmaceutical sciences, biology, chemistry, horticulture, and engineering at Chiba University. In order to make further progress, our versatile and interdisciplinary environment extends to affiliations with the regulatory sector, academic or private institutes, and pharmaceutical companies to make further progress.

Our Leadership Team / Message from the Director

Yoshitaka Okamoto, MD, PhD
Professor, Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University

Here at the Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM) at Chiba University Hospital, we are devoted to providing patients with state-of-the-art medical care.

We are committed to:

  1. Providing our patients with the most advanced medical care available in a safe, secure and caring manner;
  2. Training the next generation of outstanding healthcare professionals;
  3. Conducting first-rate research and clinical studies.

I am happy to report that our organization plays a key role in the research and advancement of future clinical medicine in Japan.

In the past several years, the basic research conducted at Chiba University’s Graduate School of Medicine has produced a variety of promising new drugs and new treatments. Those discoveries that passed safety tests in animals are screened, evaluated, and carefully researched in high-quality clinical trials that must be approved by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. These trials are then certified by the MHLW as exceptionally high-level medical treatments and technology.

CAM plays a big role in the research process of the university, particularly in the area of translational research to promote an even higher of medical practice and to develop cutting-edge clinical treatment.

We are proud to consistently offer our patients the most advanced medical care, especially in key treatment areas such as:

CAM will continue to develop state-of-the-art medical care, both through the efforts of our own highly trained staff and cooperating with the innovative researchers at Chiba University Medical School. Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of all our patients and all the communities we serve.
Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

Chief Researchers:

Koutaro Yokote, MD, PhD
Professor, Clinical Cell Biology and Medicine, Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology
Specific area of expertise: Metabolic diseases and atherosclerosis

Hideki Hanaoka, MD, PhD
Director and Professor, Clinical Research Center
Specific area of expertise: Allergies, Collagen Diseases, Drug Evaluation

Shinichiro Motohashi, MD, PhD
Professor, Medical Immunology, General Thoracic Surgery
Specific area of expertise: Immunotherapy for lung cancer

Masayuki Kuroda, PhD
Associate Professor, Center for Advanced Medicine
Specific area of expertise: Adipocyte-based gene therapy for serum protein deficiencies

Kaoru Tateno, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Science and Medicine
Specific area of expertise: Therapeutic neovascularization for Ischemic heart disease (IHD) and peripheral vascular disease (PVD)