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Oncology Cente

Specialized medical services

EGUCHI Hidetoshi
 Director of the Heart Center
EGUCHI Hidetoshi
Director of the oncology Center

Treatment of cancer has advanced by combining surgical therapy, drug therapy, and radiation therapy. The quality of life for cancer patients can also be improved by incorporating palliative care soon after the diagnosis of cancer. Therefore, the Oncology Center was established in April 2008, consisting of the Department of Chemotherapy, Department of Palliative Medicine and Department of Radiation Therapy, in order to integrate the various departments involved in cancer diagnosis and treatment at our hospital and implement efficient management, with the aim of qualitatively and quantitatively improving drug therapy, radiation therapy and palliative care. The Center has made great contributions to improvement in the level of medical care for cancer patients, and to the professional development of oncologists (specialists in drug therapy, radiation therapy and palliative care for cancer). The Oncology Center building was opened in September 2015 in order to further improve the functioning of the Oncology Center, with the aim of providing advanced care by experts on cancer, including cancer diagnosis, clinical examination, chemotherapy, cancer consultation, genetic counseling, a medication room, and genome examination.
From fiscal year 2020, the Oncology Center newly includes the Department of Chemotherapy, Department of Pediatrics, and Department of Cancer Information.
[Oncology Center Building]
1st floor: Examination Rooms (6 examinations), Blood Sampling/Examination Room
2nd floor: Chemotherapy Room 1 (21 beds)
3rd floor: Chemotherapy Room 2 (21 beds)
4th floor: Cancer Consultation and Support Center, AYA Room, Genetic Counseling Room, Pharmacy Department
5th floor: Cancer Board Hall, Cancer Genome Medical Center/Clinical Sequence Laboratories (established in fiscal year 2017)


1.Department of Chemotherapy


2.Pediatric Department

From fiscal year 2019, Osaka University Hospital has been designated a pediatric cancer core hospital of Osaka Prefecture, a government-designated pediatric cancer collaboration hospital, and the Pediatric Department is newly participating as a department of the Oncology Center.The Center for Pediatric Diseases ordinarily manages the hospitalization of 15 to 20 pediatric patients with hematological malignancies. In hematopoietic stem cell transplantations, it performs related- and unrelated-bone marrow transplantation, umbilical cord blood transplantation, and autologous transplantations. They are also examining CAR-T therapy for patients who are suitable. Outpatient treatment is provided for hematological/immunological malignant tumors (3 times/week) and long-term follow-up (once/week).

3.Department of palliative care for cancer (Cancer Consultation and Support Room)

We provide consultation on anxiety and questions about cancer to patients both in and out of hospital and their families. Consultation can be conducted by telephone, personal meeting or fax.

Cancer Consultation and Support Room

3.Department of Radiation Therapy


4.Other Activities

Open Public Forum on Cancer Treatment

Public lectures on cancer treatment are held for the general public with the cooperation of each clinical section. A forum on the theme of cancer treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors was held in December 2017.

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Information for Outpatients

Consultation times

First visit 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Revisit 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Revisit with appointment 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

※First-time visitors to Osaka University Hospital must have a referral from a physician.

Outpatient consultation days

Monday to Friday

Non-consultation days

Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays New Year’s Holidays: Dec. 29 to Jan. 3