Topic: Breast

7 december | 11:30

Breast cancer screening and its significance and future prospects

Breast cancer screening with mammography has been performing a good function in reducing mortality of breast cancer. However, more individualized medical examinations are required in the future. We will discuss the significance and future prospects of breast cancer for early detection of it.

Makoto Kubo

Nice to meet you. I am a surgeon and oncologist for breast cancer. In Japan, the number of breast cancer patients is increasing like double in 15 years. Screening with mammography is more and more important in my country. Mammography is the only screening that reduces breast cancer death. Now, let's get to know breast cancer and prepare for it. I would like to contribute to the medical check-up of your country.


1989-1995 M.D. course in Saga Medical College, Saga, Japan 2002-2004 Ph.D. Course in Department of Cancer Therapy and Research, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan

2005- Assistant Professor

2008- Chief in Breast Division

2010-2012 Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Tumor Cell Biology, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, USA

2018- Associate Professor