Kyoichi Kaira, MD, PhD

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Comprehensive Cancer Center, International Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, Saitama, Japan

Dr. Kaira obtained his MD degree in Wakayama Medical University in 1997 and PhD in department of Medicine and Molecular Science, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine in 2007.

He received training in Respiratory Medicine at Nishi-Gunma Hospital and Maebashi Red Cross Hospital. Then, he worked as medical staff at Respiratory Medicine, Shizuoka Cancer Center. He joined the faculty at Gunma University Hospital where he became the assistant professor of the Oncology Center in Gunma University Hospital. In 2015, he became the professor of Oncology Clinical Development in Gunma University. In 2018, he became the professor of Department of Respiratory Medicine, International Medical Center, Saitama Medical University.

He is active member of the Japanese Society of Medical Oncology and American Society of Clinical Oncology.

He has published over 245 papers.

His research focuses on the chemotherapeutic treatment, respiratory nuclear medicine using PET imaging and pathology in thoracic oncology. Especially, he actively researches the association between L-type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1) expression and tumor progression in several human neoplasms by immunohistochemistry. He collaborates with pathologist, thoracic surgeon, radiologist and basic researchers. He is also interested in immunotherapy, molecular target therapy and systemic chemotherapy. The translational research predicting biomarker of immunotherapy is ongoing in our institution.