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JLRF Award

JLRF Award

The 2017 Japan Leukemia Research Fund Awarding Ceremony was held on November 4, 2017 at the Incorporated Foundation, The Industry Club of Japan. The awards were given to 24 researchers and 1 group(JPLSG) this year.

[Ogimura Takashi Special Prize]
Mamiko Sakata-Yanagimoto (Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba)
“The microenvironment and its role in the pathogenesis of angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma”

[Shimizu Award]
Akinori Yoda (Department of Pathology and Tumor Biology, Graduate School of Medicine , Kyoto University)
“Functional analysis of heterotrimeric G-protein oncogenes in hematopoietic malignancies”

[Credit Saison Award]
Shinji Mochizuki (Department of Pediatrics, Hiroshima University)
“Investigation of pathogenesis of leukemia in severe congenital neutropenia using patient-derived iPS cells”

[Special Award --- Clinical Medicine Special Award ]
Asumi Yokota (Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center)
“Development of a novel therapeutic strategy targeting metabolic pathway in myelodysplastic syndrome(MDS)”

Koji Kawamura (Division of Hematology, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University)
“Optimization of donor selection and conditioning regimen in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantion”

Kazuhiro Mochizuki (Department of Pediatric Oncology, Fukushima Medical University)
“Plasma biomarkers of acute GVHD after T cell replete-haploidentical HSCT for pediatric patients with refractory leukemia”

[General Research Award] (In no particular order)
Motohiro Kato (Children’s Cancer Center, National Center for Child Health and Development)
“Investigation of SAMD9/SAMD9L variants in hematologic malignancies with chromosome 7 deletion”

Masahiro Abe (Department of Hematology Endocrinology and Metabolism, Tokushima University Graduate School)
“Development of novel anti-myeloma agents with bone anabolic activity”

Hironori Harada (Laboratory of Oncology, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences) “Decoding accelerated process of stem cell ageing and leukemic transformation in FPD/AML”

Eiji Sugihara (Innovation Medical Research Institute, University of Tsukuba)
“Elucidation of vulnerability in refractory lymphoma using the mouse model”

Akira Shimada (Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Okayama University Hospital)
“Search for molecular target and drug screening in relapse and refractory acute myeloid leukemia”

Daisuke Sawa (Division of Pediactrics, University of Miyazaki)
“Functional analysis of germline ETV6 mutation identified in a sibling pair with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia”

Kotaro Shide (Department of Gastroenterology and Hematology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki)
“Elucidation of molecular mechanism of calreticulin dysfunction in myeloproliferative neoplasms onset/development”

Tomoharu Yasuda (Division of Immunology and Genome Biology, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University) “Role of cellular senescence factor in lymphomagenesis”

Hiroshi Ohkawara (Department of Hematology, Fukushima Medical University)
“A critical role of growth arrest-specific gene 6 in the pathogenesis of HSCT- associated TMA”

Shoji Yamaoka (Department of Molecular Virology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
“Role of LUBAC in adult T-cell leukemia cells”

Yasushi Miyazaki (Department of Hematology, Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, Nagasaki University)
“Propulsion of multicenter clinical trials for adult leukemia in Japan by Japan Adult Leukemia Study Group”

[Research award for young researchers---- Special Award]
Takeshi Harada (Department of Hematology, Tokushima University Hospital)
“Efficacious expansion of th1-like γδT cells and potentiation of their anti-myeloma activity”

[Research award for young researchers] (In no particular order)
Masashi Miyauchi (Department of Hematology and Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo)
“Development of targeting therapy for chronic myelomonocytic leukemia using disease specific induced pluripotent stem cells”

Akiko Nagamachi (Radiation Research Center for Frontier Science, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, Hiroshima University)
“Recycling rate dysregulation of cell surface receptors causing myelodysplastic syndromes and bone marrow failure”

Shunsuke Kimura (Pediatric Department, The University of Tokyo Hospital)
“Integrated genetic and epigenetic analysis with methylation array and next generation sequencing in pediatric T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia”

Terumasa Umemoto (IRCMS (International research Center for Medical Science), Kumamoto University)
“Extracellular purine metabolites contribute to quiescent state of hematopoietic stem cell”

Hiroki Goto (Center for AIDS Research, Kumamoto University)
“Pathogenesis by transcriptional regulation and novel therapeutic strategy in primary effusion lymphoma”

Kenich Sakamoto (Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectual University of Medicine)
“Development of FLT3 receptor specific chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy for refractory AML”

[2017 The Legend Special Award for the Group]
JPLSG (Japanese PediatricLeukemia/Lymphoma Study Group ) (Takeshi Inukai (Pediatrics, University of Yamanashi))
“Analysis of in vitro drug sensitivity in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia;JPSLG study”

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