The Japanese Association for Metastasis Research

Cancer metastasis is the major cause of death for cancer patients. The aim of the Association is to promote the study of cancer metastasis to overcoming this disease. In 1991, a first preparatory committee meeting was held in Tokyo, which resulted in the founding of The Japanese Association for Metastasis Research. Since then, annual meetings have been held in various cities in Japan. Members of the Association consist of researchers in different fields, basic science, clinical science, and industry.

President address

The 28th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Metastasis Research will be held in Kagoshima city on July 25 and 26, 2019. The theme of the meeting is "Diagnosis and treatment for macro- and micro-metastasis".
Accurate diagnosis is essential to determine the treatment strategy for macrometastasis. Based on the preoperative diagnosis, we have to control the metastases by using surgical therapy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, molecular target therapy, and immunotherapy. It is also important how to evaluate the therapeutic effect by imaging means, genetic and molecular biological methods. In recent years, conversion surgery after a variety of treatments has improved the prognosis for patients with unresectable advanced tumors or distant metastases.
On the other hand, there are many things that remain to be elucidated regarding micrometastasis. It has been unclear whether there is no cancer cell, or we just cannot detect tiny amount of cancer cells. It is not uncommon for patients to relapse more than ten years later in clinical setting. We encourage basic and clinical presentation about the nature of the metastatic cancer cells lurking in the blood, bone marrow, organs, and lymph nodes from diversified viewpoints by using various methods. Kagoshima city in July is in the midst of hot summer, but we expect the energy of this annual meeting will overcome the summer heat. After hard discussion and learning at the meeting, Kagoshima's delicious shochu and foods are waiting for you. We are looking forward to your participation and presentation.

2019 Annual Meetings:

The 28th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Metastasis Research

Date:
July 25th(Thu.)-26th(Fri.), 2019
Venue:
SHIROYAMA HOTEL kagoshima
President:
Shoji Natsugoe (Professor, Department of Digestive Surgery, Breast and Thyroid Surgery, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences)
Theme:
Diagnosis and treatment for macro- and micro-metastasis

2020 Annual Meetings:

The 29th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Metastasis Research

Date:
July 16th(Thu.)-17th(Fri.), 2020
Venue:
Kobe International Conference Center (Kobe City)
President:
Hiroshi Yokozaki (Professor, Division of Pathology, Kobe University School of Medicine)
Theme:
TBA