Department of Urology


Our department conducts basic research, mainly focusing on genitourinary tumor and urinary tract infection. Our main theme being as described below, we have research meetings twice a year. We report the results at domestic or international scientific meetings, and also publish our findings in academic journals.

Research areas

We have three research groups as follows;

Cancer Biology Group

Our goal is to determine the mechanisms underlying invasion and metastasis based on angiogenesis, and to develop molecular target therapy in urothelial cancer.

Genomic Analysis Group

Our goal is to explore the responsible gene of prostate cancer by genome-wide analysis using microarray or CGH method.

Molecular Biology Group

We do functional analysis of VHL gene, which is the tumor suppressor gene for kidney cancer.


Department Name
Professor Keiji Inoue
Associate Professor Takashi Karashima
Assistant Professor Shingo Ashida
Assistant Professor Kenji Tamura
Assistant Lecturer Satoshi Fukata
Assistant Lecturer Hisao Okouchi
Assistant Lecturer Hideo Fukuhara
Specially Appointed Assistant Lecturer Tomoya Nao
Specially Appointed Assistant Lecturer Takahira Kuno
Assistant Lecturer Hiroto Osakabe
Kochi Medical School Department of Urology

Kochi Medical School
Department of Urology