Dr Tomoro Hishiki, M.D., PhD is the Surgeon-in-Chief at the Division of Surgical Oncology, National Center for Child Health and Development, and Division of Pediatric Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital, in Tokyo, Japan. He runs the one and only program specified in pediatric surgical oncology in the nation.
During the last two decades, Dr. Tomoro Hishiki has dedicated himself to clinical trials for hepatoblastoma, being consecutively active in the liver tumor committee of the Japanese Children’s Cancer Group, formally known as JPLT. Throughout this period, as one of the major representatives of the group, he has internationally collaborated with colleagues of the SIOPEL group and the rare tumor committee of COG. Currently, he is the Principal Investigator for the non-resectable hepatoblastoma trial of the JPLT-3 study and serves as the Head of the Surgical Committee of the Liver Tumor Group.
Besides surgical performance, Dr. Tomoro Hishiki has been deeply involved in translational research for pediatric solid tumors, which is rooted in his experience of research training in Chiba Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, apprenticed to professors Akira Nakgawara and Garrett M Brodeur.