Immunoanalysis studies: This research theme is very dear to us, and we are putting much effort into this field right now. Apart from clinical immunotherapy trials and analysis of clinical specimens used in studies, we also investigate the effects of chemotherapy on patients’ immunity, and reversely, the impact of patients’ immunity on the therapeutic outcomes of chemotherapy.
Cell therapy development: Cell immunotherapy, which involves treatment using cultured cell preparations, is receiving much attention as a future therapy in such fields as regenerative medicine. St. Luke’s International Hospital has joined a cell therapy consortium to develop cultured cell therapies with the cooperation of related local and overseas research institutions and corporations.
Biobanking: St. Luke’s International Hospital has started a specimen biobank with the affiliated Center for Preventive Medicine, and we are presently using stored plasma samples for metabolomic analysis in search of early detection markers of various diseases. We will also be using other specimens than plasma in the future.
Apart from these activities we also widely support research performed by researchers both from this university as well as elsewhere.