JLRF Award

The 2019 Japan Leukemia Research Fund Awarding Ceremony was held on November 9, 2019 at the Incorporated Foundation, The Industry Club of Japan. The awards were given to 13 researchers and 2 groups this year.

Ogimura Takashi Special Prize

Daichi Inoue
[Department of Hematology-Oncology, Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe]
“Clarifying the role of novel SWI/SNF complex in 3D chromatin organization and MDS pathogenesis”

Shimizu Award

Junko Takita
[Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University]
“Studies on Molecular profiling of pediatric intractable and development of new therapeutic strategy of hematopoietic malignancies”

Credit Saison Award

Ayako Nakamura Ishizu
[Department of microscopic and developmental anatomy, Tokyo Women’s Medical University]
“Thrombopietin(Thpo)/Mpl signaling is essential for the maintenance of hematopoietic stem cells(HSCs). We previously reported that Thpo/Mpl signaling stimulated mitochondria functions in HSCs to maintain their stem cell potential. We will investigate the dependence of leukemic stem cells on Thpo/Mpl signaling and analyze whether Thpo/Mpl signaling mediated mitochondrial activation plays a role in the pathogenesis of leukemia.”

Special Award---Clinical Medicine Special Award

Kiyomi Morita
[Department of Hematology and Oncology, The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine]
“MRD assessment and MRD-guided therapy in AML using single-cell DNA sequencing”

Kevin Urayama
[Department of Social Medicine, National Center for Child Health and Development]
“Epidemiological Investigation of Factors Associated with Childhood Hematological Cancer Development and Late effects among Survivors”

General Research Award---In no particular order

Yusuke Saito
[Division of Pediatrics, University of Miyazaki]
“Role of metabolic regulation in the chemoresistance of childhood leukemia”

Ai Kotani
[Department of Advanced Medical Science, Tokai University]
“Novel function of the extracellular vesicle in Epstein-bar virus related lymphoma”

Hiroto Ohguchi
[Division of Disease Epigenetics, Institute of Resource Development and Analysis, Kumamoto University]
“Development of myeloma model mouse”

Yasuhiko Kamikubo
[Department of Human Health Sciences, Kyoto University Graduate School of medicine]
“Studying of Leukemogenesis through CROX(Cluster regulation of RUNX)and the development of NFATc2 inhibitor”

Research award for young researchers---In no particular order

Shuhei Koide
[Division of Stem cell and Molecular Medicine, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo]
“Development of new therapy by exploiting synthetic lethally genes in epigenetic enzymes dysfunction AML”

Rintaro Ono
[Department of Pediatrics, St. Luke’s International Hospital]
“Establishment of novel minimal residual disease (MRD) detection for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia using mass cytometer”

Michihiro Hashimoto
[Department of Stem cell Biology and Medicine, Kyushu University]
“Elucidation of infant leukemia pathology by mitochondrial metabolism analysis”

Takashi Toya
[Hematology Division, Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome Hospital]
“Clonal hematopoiesis in long-term survivors after allogeneic stem cell transplantation”

2019 The Legend Special Award for the Group

COST iBFM genetic variation working group, Familial leukemia/Lymphoma study group

Masatoshi Takagi
[Department of pediatrics and Developmental Biology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University]
“Characterization of PAX5 associated familiar leukemia”

Mainichi Award

[Tokyo Children’s Cancer Study Group]

Chikako Kiyotani
[Children’s Cancer Center National Center for Child Health and Development]
“Children’s cancer survivors might have chronic health problems in their later life due to their cancer and /or their treatment for the cancer. TCCSG is going to make a survivor’s cohort study of their diagnosis, treatment and their lifetime health”

Award Recipient List of 2018-13