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Hepatitis Information Center

Research Topic

The appointed functions of the Hepatitis Information Center:

1.Information service
The Hepatitis Information Center collects and analyzes domestic and international information on the diagnosis, the treatment, the prevention for hepatitis and the improvement of the quality of life of patients, as well as information for hepatitis virus infections and their development, increases in severity and malignant transformation. We arrange our system to address a wide range of requests for information on hepatitis from any medical institutions.
2.For information-sharing and support among base hospitals
We offer the latest domestic and international medical information to medical institutions in Japan and support for training or medical care to the base hospitals for hepatic diseases throughout the country, which could enable to provide the same level of medical care among them.
3.Training function
The Hepatitis Information Center contributes to the healthcare training for professionals as well as informative services. We provide the curriculum and educational programs, which is aimed to share the same medical levels and advanced medical services, for laboratory technicians, nurses, physicians, coordinators, counselors and so on.
4.Clinical research
To validate the effectiveness of governmental support of interferon therapy for hepatitis B and hepatitis C, nation-wide database of interferon-treated patients is now under construction together with evaluation of its clinical outcome.

Main Staff

Director, Hepatitis Information Center Tatsuya Kanto, MD, PhD
Assistant Director of The Research Center for Hepatitis and Immunology Junko Tanaka, PhD
Assistant Director of Hepatitis Information Center Yuichiro Eguchi, MD, PhD
Chief Masaaki Korenaga, MD, PhD
Yosuke Osawa, MD, PhD
Senior Research Fellow Yuko Kitayama
Hiroko Setoyama, MD, PhD
Assitant Clerk Nozomi Yokouchi
Secretary Yuko Hatano
Research Institute
Diabetes Research Center
The Research Center for Hepatitis and Immunology
Project Research
National Center for Global Health and Medicin
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