J-GLOBAL ID:200904092922212466  Research Project code:0450021511 Update date:Nov. 21, 2003

Molecular pathological analysis of human cancer cells

Study period:2000 - 2005
Organization (1):
Investigating Researcher (2):
Research overview:
Thorotrast is a colloidal solution of alpha-particle emitter Thorium and was used as a radiological contrast medium during World War II. Deacades after the administration, Thorotrast caused liver cancers. Using autopsy specimens of Thorotrast patients and in vivo and invitro experiments, we are analyzing moleculra genetic mechanisms of radiation-induced human cancers.
Keywords (3):
human cancer ,  hepatobiliary system ,  radiation
Project name: Molecular genetic analysis of radiation-induced human cancers
Project Organization (1):
  • Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University
Researcher representative of the project  (1):
  • FUKUMOTO Manabu
Research program: -
Ministry with control over the research :
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

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