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Department of General Surgical Science (Surgery I),
Department of General Surgical Science
The Department of General Surgical Science of the Gunma University Graduate School
of Medicine was established in 1943. This year marks its 62nd anniversary. Six years have passed
since I was appointed as replacement to Dr. Yukio Nagamachi at Gunma University in 1995.
Throughout the years, I have been thinking how to carry on with the great works and legacy that
predecessors like Prof. Nagamachi has established in this Department. To be the best in both worlds
of medical practice and clinical research, it is needed to have an eccentric amount of inner strength
to commit with our sweat and blood. Thus to maintain and build on to this legacy, I have decided to
compile the works of the Department into an Annual Report. The increasingly diversifying and
fractionalizing world of clinical research has prompted an enormous increase in the amount of cost
and time it takes to complete a single study. In 2004, we published over 60 issues of English-written
articles, but I deemed them far from satisfactory, both quantitatively and qualitatively. I want to
make it my personal task to continue with the effort to improve in this area. For this, I would like to
implore your continued support in this venture.
The Department of General Surgical Science
To all members of the Department of General Surgical Science,
Congratulations upon your successful publication of this year’s Annual Report. The idea
of compiling the English-written articles and issuing them as an Annual Report came to myself
when I was appointed as a Professor in the Kyushu University Department of Surgery and Science
in 1985. The publication of the Report began in 1986. I’m very happy and proud to know that one
of my pupil, Dr. Kuwano, has successfully released this Annual Report as a member of the faculty
of Gunma University. I would also like to compliment all of the members of the Department
involved in this arduous task of compiling these English articles, one by one. Studies like these can
only gain public appraisal when they are released in the form of compiled articles such as your
Annual Report. Otherwise, even the greatest study will lose its true value. Furthermore, the Report
would have to be compiled in English if it is to gain world-wide public attention. Dr. Kuwano has
inherited these ideas. All this is owed to his predecessor, to Dr. Yukio Nagamachi’s great legacy and
experience at the Department. Unfortunately, Dr. Nagamachi has passed away just recently before
he had the chance to take a look at the actual publication. However, I firmly believe that his
teachings will live on with the new legacy inherited by Dr. Kuwano, and that the publication of this
Report will further contribute to the Department’s achievement in enhancement of medical science
in our country. Lastly, I look forward to witness the advancement of this country’s medical science,
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These two papers will be presented in the next issue: Surgical Science 2005.
We greatly thank following professors for supervising our researches;
(Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Gunma University)
(Department of Bacteriology & Infection Control, Gunma University Graduate school of Medicine)
(Department of Pediatric Surgery, Dokkyo University School of Medicine, Koshigaya Hospital)
(Department of Cell Biology, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation, Gunma University)
(Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University)
(Department of Thoracic Surgery, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital)
(Department of Tumor Pathology, Gunma University Graduate school of Medicine)
(Tumor Progression and Metastasis, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University, School of
(Kyushu Central Hospital of the Mutual Aid Association of Public School Teachers)
(Department of Surgery and Bioengineering, Advanced Clinical Research Center, Institution of
(Division of Immunology, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital)
(Department of Molecular Medicine, Institute for Molecular and Cellular Regulation, Gunma
(Division of Molecular and Diagnostic Pathology, Department of Molecular Genetics, Graduate
school of Medicine and Dental Science, Niigata University)
(Diagnostic Division, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company)
(Biology Division, National Cancer Center Research Institute)
(Division of Host Defense, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University)
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