Message from the Director of the Department
The Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery promotes an all patient-centered multidisciplinary care team with breast surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, and occupational therapists. Additionally, we concentrate power on translational research to develop new treatment from fundamental studies. We also perform many clinical trials and cohort studies. Even for education, we conduct much training related to breast cancer for the upbringing of breast specialists. We want to devote ourselves to development of the Japanese breast cancer medical care through clinical practice and education.
Breast and Endocrine Surgery
Scope of Target Diseases
This specialized department targets breast, thyroid gland, and parathyroid diseases, conducting examination and providing treatments (including surgery and pharmacological therapies) in cooperation with other departments.
Breast cancer, Breast benign tumor
Thyroid cancer, Thyroid benign tumor, Hyperthyroidism (Grave’s disease)
Primary hyperparathyroidism, Secondary hyperparathyroidism
Features and Description of Medical Care
The Endocrine Center (established September, 2006) is managed for more functional diagnosis, research, and education of endocrine diseases, especially thyroid diseases, in cooperation with the Department of Endocrinology by abolishing the boundaries separating conventional therapies by department. The number of cases the center deals with is among the largest in the Chugoku and Shikoku districts.
Breast Cancer Treatment and Reconstruction Center (established April, 2008): A team of specialists including health-care providers has been assembled to offer complete breast cancer team medicine. Full partnership of the Department of Plastic Surgery particularly enables our department to offer top-class breast reconstruction as well as top-class breast cancer treatment in Japan.
Specialists and nurses specializing in mammary gland diseases collaborate with fertility specialists and reproductive psychological counselors to provide female function counseling support for patients who are receiving drug therapy.
Setouchi Breast Project Comprehensive Support Organization (established September, 2009): The organization contributes to the development of local medical care and health maintenance and the enhancement of quality of life by supporting breast cancer-related activities performed in the Chugoku and Shikoku districts.