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National Cancer Center Hospital (Tokyo, Japan)

TSUKAMOTO Shunsuke (Depertment of Colorectal Surgery)



Dr. TSUKAMOTO's story

As a colorectal surgeon, I perform surgery for colorectal cancer patients at the National Cancer Center Hospital. In particular, I perform many minimally invasive surgeries such as laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. I have experience performing laparoscopic surgery in Asian countries other than Japan. I am certified as a proctor by the Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery to perform robotic surgery, and I have experience in providing surgical guidance at many facilities in Japan. I am also actively involved in the development of new therapies and are working as the secretariat of the JCOG Colorectal Cancer Group.

Research interests

Surgical oncology, Mimimally invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Clinical trial

Professional Experiences

  • Apr 2013 - Present: National cancer center Hospital, Department of Colorectal Surgery  (Tokyo Japan)
  • Apr 2010 – Mar 2013: Shizuoka cancer center Hospital, Department of Colorectal Surgery  (Shizuoka Japan)
  • Apr 2008 - Mar 2010: Tokyo medical and dental university Hospital, Department of Colorectal Surgery (Tokyo Japan)

Selected publications

  1.  Laparoscopic surgery using 8K ultra-high definition technology: Outcomes of a phase II study. Asian J Endosc Surg 2021 April; 21 
  2.  Long-term follow up of the randomized trial of mesorectal excision with or without lateral lymph node dissection in rectal cancer (JCOG0212). BJS. 2020; 107: 586-594
  3. Intersphincteric resection has similar long-term oncologic outcomes compared with abdominoperineal resection for low rectal cancer without preoperative therapy: results of propensity score analyses. Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Sep; 61(9): 1035-1042
  4. Surgical outcomes of robot-assisted rectal cancer surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System: a multi-center pilot Phase II study. JJCO. 2017 Sep 21; 1-6
  5. Comparison of the clinical results of abdominoperanal intersphincteric resection and abdominoperineal resection for lower rectal cancer. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2017 Jan
  6. Survival after resection of liver and lung colorectal metastases in the era of modern multidisciplinary therapy.  Int J Colorectal Dis. 2014 Jan; 29(1)81-7
  7. Clinical significance of osteoprotegerin expression in human colorectal cancer. Clinical Cancer Research. 2011 Apr 15; 17(8):2444-50.
  8. Clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of rectal well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors.  Int J Colorectal Dis. 2008 Nov; 23(11):1109-13.
  9. Brain metastases after achieving local pathological complete responses with neoadjuvant chemotherapy.  Breast Cancer. 2007; 14(4):420-4.