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The Cancer Institute Hospital of the Japanese Foundation of Cancer Research

Conditions Treated
Gastrointestinal Cancer (Stomach Cancer, Large Intestine Cancer, Esophagus Cancer, Liver Cancer, Biliary Tract Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer), Urinary Cancer (Renal Cancer, Bladder Cancer,Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer), Gynecologic Cancer (Uterine Cervix Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Ovarian Cancer), Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer (Oral Cancer, Pharynx Cancer, Laryngeal Cancer, Maxillary Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer), Various Musculoskeletal Tumors, Hematologic Malignancies, etc.

Treatment Methods (Surgical and Medical Treatment of Various Cancers)

For those patients who come from overseas, we offer a wide range of surgical treatments, which, compared with anticancer drug treatment, radiation therapy, and the like, require shorter stays and less frequent visits to Japan. In cases of digestive cancer and head and neck cancer, we have a successful track record of surgeries for such cancers, which were considered by other hospitals to be impossible to excise. Our surgical results are generally considered among the best in Japan for all types of cancer such as urinary, endometrial and ovarian, and lung cancer.

Our skillful doctors are able to perform a wide range of surgeries. In cases of stomach cancer, for example, depending on the progression, there are several treatment choices: endoscopic excision, laparoscopic surgery, complete removal or excision of the stomach by laparotomy, and others. We have performed a large number of laparoscopic surgeries of stomachs and lungs, especially in cases of stomach cancer, large intestine cancer, and lung cancer, which leave only small surgical scars and are minimally invasive, thus enhancing the quality of life of patients. In cases of progressive cancer with a possibility of lymph node metastasis, we have been able to improve patient survival rates not only by removal of tumors but also by lymphadenectomy (surgical removal of lymph nodes), which is a procedure that is rarely performed in Europe and the U.S.

Features of Our Hospital

The Cancer Institute, the founder of our hospital, was established in 1908 as Japan’s first medical institute specializing in cancer, when the disease did not attract as much public attention as it does today. Since its establishment, the two sister facilities, the institute and the hospital, have worked closely on research and development of the latest diagnostics and treatment technologies, to provide excellent treatment for patients and eventually to conquer cancer. Many of our doctors and researchers also play an active role in international academic societies and other fields.

Our hospital has been providing multidisciplinary therapy for a wide range of cancers. As a hospital specializing in cancer treatment, we combine surgical treatment, radiotherapy, anticancer agent treatment, and the like according to the needs of patients. Our treatment and diagnostic technologies are world-class. We actively embrace advanced medical treatment, introducing diagnostic and treatment methods that are provided by only a few facilities in the world. In addition, physicians of internal medicine, surgery, radiation therapy, radiology diagnostics, pathology, and other healthcare professionals come together to work as a collaborative team. The team discusses the best therapy for the patient, selects and combines treatments, and finally creates a customized therapy program. We firmly believe this system of team medical treatment best serves the needs of each and every patient.

In 2005, we relocated to a new facility, equipped with state-of-the-art medical devices, offering ample amenities and a peaceful, relaxing environment for the patient. We have established our International Center as the gateway for our international patients, where English services are available for patients. Since our relocation, we have admitted more than 1000 patients to date, including foreign residents of Japan, one of the largest numbers of such admissions in Japan. Inquiries and admittances are taken care of at this international Center.

Staff members will consult with you on an individual basis, attending to your needs in detail with sensitivity and care.

Results of Medical Treatment (2011)

Digestive Cancer
Esophagus Cancer
Esophagus Cancer Excision 100 cases
Endoscopic Therapy (EMR/ESD) 136 cases
Stomach Cancer
Primary Stomach Cancer Excision 517 cases
(Abdominal Operation 249 cases;
Laparoscopic Surgery 268 cases)
Endoscopic Therapy (EMR/ESD) 315 cases
Large Intestine Cancer
Large Intestine Cancer Excision 481 cases
(Abdominal Operation 36 cases;
Laparoscopic Surgery 445 cases)
Liver Cancer, Biliary Tract Cancer,
Pancreatic Cancer
Total Number of Surgeries of Liver,
Biliary Tract, and Pancreatic Cancers
  401 cases
Gynecologic Cancer
Uterine Cervix Cancer
Total Number of Patients
337 examples
Endometrial Cancer
Total Number of Patients
166 examples
Ovarian Cancer
Total Number of Patients
123 examples
Lung Cancer
Total Number of Surgeries 355 cases
Head and Neck Cancer
Total Number of Surgeries 772 cases

A Message to International Patients from Our Hospital

Dr. Tetsuichiro Muto
Dr. Tetsuichiro Muto
Medical Director/Hospital Director

At our hospital we follow the motto, “For cancer care, be a pioneer; for cancer therapy, treat the illness and the person.” Organ-specific care and our team of specialists are the pillars of our therapy and research, and we are providing medical care and are conducting research with all of our medical technologies and techniques integrated into one. With gratitude, we thank each patient for choosing our cancer hospital, and with this thoughtful attitude we aim to improve our hospital to support our patients.

Through our International Center, patients from a variety of countries and regions such as China, Southeast Asia, Russia and the U.S., seeking cancer treatment for gastrointestinal cancer in particular, have already been admitted. Our staff members are highly experienced in serving international patients. If you are told at another hospital that it is difficult to treat your cancer, please do not hesitate to contact us for consultation, as we can provide you with a second opinion and, if you have difficulty in visiting Japan, we can send you our written response.

Overview of Treatment Schedule (Model Case: Stomach Cancer)

For inquiries from outside Japan, please contact our International Center. You will be consulted with on an individual basis. For admittance, your medical history and records must be presented.

Once admittance is allowed, the documentation process will take 7-10 days. In highly urgent cases, earlier admittance is possible.

Overview of Treatment Schedule


External View of Our Hospital Entrance Hallway The entranceway has a two-floor vaulted ceiling, and this open space provides a sense of freedom and hotel-like comfort. Patient’s Room (Special Room A) This spacious room is thoughtfully prepared to offer you a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
External View of Our Hospital Entrance Hallway
The entranceway has a two-floor vaulted ceiling, and this open space provides a sense of freedom and hotel-like comfort.
Patient’s Room (Special Room A)
This spacious room is thoughtfully prepared to offer you a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.
Hospital Contact Information
International Center
Phone (for international visitors):
Email: international@jfcr.or.jp
Established 1934
Clinical Departments
Cancer Clinical Treatment (Gastroenterology Center, Thoracic Center, Ladies Center, and other departments) General Medicine (Plastic Surgery, Psycho-Oncology, and other departments)
Central Diagnostic and Treatment Sections (Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging Center, Clinical Pathology Center, and other departments)
Payment Methods
Credit Card (UC. VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express, JCB)


3-8-31 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8550
2 minutes on foot from Ariake Station on the New Transit “Yurikamome” Line, 15–30 minutes from the JR Tokyo Station by train
30 minutes from Tokyo International Airport
(Haneda Airport) by car
60 minutes from Narita International Airport
by car
http://www.jfcr.or.jp/english/ (English)