The Department of Cancer Biology of the Clinical Research Institute, National Kyushu Cancer Center, comprised of five laboratories with different primary methodologies, i.e. genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, histopathology and systems biology, has been accepting graduate students from Kyushu University, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, since 1999. Using each methodology, the laboratories have been actively engaged in basic research on cancer biology and pharmacology, particularly molecular biomarkers of cancer cells that are prerequisite for diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Our goal is to establish more reliable biomarkers leading to truly personalised approaches for more effective treatment of cancer patients.
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