Research outline


Graduate School Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
Course Advanced Therapeutics Course
Field Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders
Department General Thoracic Surgery



TEL.+81-99-275-6490 / FAX.+81-99-275-6491

Research interests

  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery
  • Extended Surgical Resection in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Exploratory study on biomarker of respiratory disease
  • Pathological study using a part of the resected specimen of the lung cancer surgery
  • Examination of lymph flow and the sentinel lymph node for lung cancer


佐藤 雅美 Masami Sato

Name Masami SATO
Specialized field 呼吸器外科全般
Research interests 拡大手術、胸腔鏡下肺葉切除術、肺癌手術における縦隔en-block郭清、区域切除術、呼吸器内視鏡、気道ステント



Name Kazuhiro UEDA
Specialized field 呼吸器外科全般
Research interests 拡大手術、低侵襲手術(単孔式胸腔鏡手術、ロボット支援肺悪性腫瘍手術、完全胸腔鏡手術)、腫瘍微小環境に着目した新規癌治療(基礎研究)



Assistant Professor
Specialized field 呼吸器外科
Research interests 拡大手術、胸腔鏡下肺葉切除術、膿胸手術、ロボット支援縦隔腫瘍手術


横枕 直哉 Naoya YOKOMAKURA

Assistant Professor
Specialized field 呼吸器外科全般
Research interests 胸腔鏡下肺葉切除術、胸腔鏡下拡大胸腺摘出術、ロボット支援肺悪性腫瘍手術、

Researche Repository

青木 雅也 Masaya AOKI

Assistant Professor
Name Masaya AOKI
Specialized field 呼吸器外科(肺癌、縦隔腫瘍、気胸、気道異物)
Research interests 肺癌手術、胸腔鏡下拡大胸腺摘出術

Researche Repository


Assistant Professor
Specialized field 呼吸器外科全般
Research interests 肺癌手術、胸腔鏡下拡大胸腺摘出術、単孔式胸腔鏡手術、呼吸器内視鏡、気道ステント、肺・縦隔のリンパ流の検討



Name Tadashi UMEHARA
Specialized field 呼吸器外科全般
Research interests 肺癌手術、呼吸器内視鏡、気道ステント、肺静脈血栓の病態解析



Assistant Professor
Name Soichi SUZUKI
Specialized field 呼吸器外科全般
Research interests 肺癌手術、呼吸器内視鏡、気道ステント


Research results

  • Aoki M, Ueda K, Umehara T, Kamimura GO, Tokunaga T, Harada-Takeda A, Maeda K, Nagata T, Yokomakura N, Kariatsumari K, Nonaka Y, Imamura N, Morizono S, Sato M. Targeted Therapy Followed by Cytotoxic Chemotherapy in Preoperative Patients With Locally Advanced Lung Adenocarcinoma. Anticancer Res. 2020 May;40(5):2911-2916. doi: 10.21873/anticanres.14268. PMID: 32366442.
  • Nagata T, Ueda K, Suzuki S, Tokuda Y, Yunoki K, Imamura S, Sato M. Conventional Multi-Planar Reconstruction Imaging Is Insufficient to Determine the Indication for Segmentectomy. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Feb 19. doi: 10.5761/atcs.oa.19-00291. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32074539.
  • Ueda K, Murakami J, Tanaka T, Nakamura T, Yoshimine S, Hamano K. Postoperative Complications and Cancer Recurrence: Impact on Poor Prognosis of Lower Lobe Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jun;109(6):1750-1756. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.12.061. Epub 2020 Feb 10. PMID: 32057809.
  • Aoki M, Ueda K, Maeda K, Morizono S, Umehara T, Kariatsumari K, Tokuda Y, Kamimura G, Takeda AH, Nagata T, Sato M. Successful Treatment of Bronchial Obstruction After Lobectomy in a Patient With Scoliosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Oct;110(4):e303-e305. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.09.091. Epub 2019 Nov 22. PMID: 31765622.
  • Ueda K, Aoki M, Maeda K, Umehara T, Kariatsumari K, Harada-Takeda A, Nagata T, Yokomakura N, Sato M. Thoracoscopic en bloc resection of left upper lobe lung cancer. Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Nov 5;2019. doi: 10.1510/mmcts.2020.015. PMID: 32436665.
  • Ueda K, Hayashi M, Murakami J, Tanaka T, Utada K, Hamano K. Intercostal block vs. epidural analgesia in thoracoscopic lung cancer surgery: a randomized trial. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Mar;68(3):254-260. doi: 10.1007/s11748-019-01197-1. Epub 2019 Aug 31. PMID: 31473913.
  • Kamimura G, Ueda K, Maeda K, Aoki M, Nagata T, Yokomakura N, Sato M. An extremely rare case with right superior pulmonary vein translocation. Surg Case Rep. 2020 May 7;6(1):96. doi: 10.1186/s40792-020-00860-7. PMID: 32382810; PMCID: PMC7205928.
  • Ikeda N, Endo S, Fukuchi E, Nakajima J, Yokoi K, Chida M, Date H, Iwasaki A, Yokomise H, Sato M, Okumura M, Yamamoto H, Miyata H, Kondo T. Current status of surgery for clinical stage IA lung cancer in Japan: analysis of the national clinical database. Surg Today. 2020 Jul 5. doi: 10.1007/s00595-020-02063-x. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32627065.
  • Nakajo M, Jinguji M, Aoki M, Tani A, Sato M, Yoshiura T. The clinical value of texture analysis of dual-time-point 18F-FDG-PET/CT imaging to differentiate between 18F-FDG-avid benign and malignant pulmonary lesions. Eur Radiol. 2020 Mar;30(3):1759-1769. doi: 10.1007/s00330-019-06463-7. Epub 2019 Nov 14. PMID: 31728684.
  • Nakajo M, Jinguji M, Shinaji T, Aoki M, Tani A, Nakabeppu Y, Nakajo M, Sato M, Yoshiura T. A Pilot Study of Texture Analysis of Primary Tumor [18F]FDG Uptake to Predict Recurrence in Surgically Treated Patients with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Mol Imaging Biol. 2019 Aug;21(4):771-780. doi: 10.1007/s11307-018-1290-z. PMID: 30397859.
  • Aoki M, Kamimura G, Umehara T, Takeda AH, Watanabe Y, Maeda K, Nagata T, Otsuka T, Sato M. Tumor enucleation for Castleman's disease in the pulmonary hilum: a case report. Surg Case Rep. 2019 Jun 10;5(1):95. doi: 10.1186/s40792-019-0652-3. PMID: 31183765; PMCID: PMC6557939.
  • Aoki M, Umehara T, Kamimura G, Imamura N, Morizono S, Nonaka Y, Tokunaga T, Takeda AH, Maeda K, Watanabe Y, Nagata T, Otsuka T, Yokomakura N, Kariatsumari K, Yanagi M, Sato M. Expression of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-7 Significantly Correlates With Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Progression and Prognosis: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Clin Med Insights Oncol. 2019 May 28;13:1179554919852087. doi: 10.1177/1179554919852087. PMID: 31191069; PMCID: PMC6540490.
  • Takeda AH, Watanabe Y, Nagata T, Aoki M, Umehara T, Suzuki S, Kamimura G, Wakida K, Otsuka T, Yokomakura N, Kariatsumari K, Sakasegawa K, Nakamura Y, Sato M. Detection of alternative subpleural lymph flow pathways using indocyanine green fluorescence. Surg Today. 2018 Jun;48(6):640-648. doi: 10.1007/s00595-018-1631-1. Epub 2018 Jan 30. PMID: 29383594.


Research Grant List

Masami SATO
科学研究費 基盤研究(C) 転写因子BHLHE41/DEC2の発現制御機構の多角的解析と肺癌における臨床意義 2020-04-01 ~ 2023-03-31
科学研究費 若手研究 左肺上葉切除術後の左上肺静脈断端の血栓形成の原因検索および予防に関する研究 2019-04-01 ~ 2022-03-31
Kazuhiro UEDA
科学研究費 基盤研究(C) 癌関連間質細胞の機能獲得機構の網羅的解析に基づく標的分子の探索 2020-04-01 ~ 2023-03-31