The Awardee of the 2018 Prince Hitachi Prize for Comparative Oncology

2018
(21th)
Akira Nakagawara
Chief Executive Officer (CEO),
Saga-ken Medical Center KOSEIKAN (Local Independent administrative Agency)(Until March, 2018) CEO,
Saga-HIMAT Foundation

"Elucidation of the mechanism of spontaneous regression of neuroblastoma and discovery of human de novo evolved gene product N-CYM"
2017
(20th)
Stephen P. Goff
Higgins Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Columbia University Medical Center

"Widespread Transmission of Independent Cancer Lineages within Multiple Bivalve Species"
2016
(19th)
Joshua D. Schiffman
University of Utah School of Medicine
Edward B. Clark, MD Chair in Pediatric Research
Medical Director, High Risk Pediatric Cancer Clinic
Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology)

"Mechanism of Cancer Resistance in Elephants"
2015
(18th)
Hiroyuki Takeda
Professor, Graduate School of Science University of Tokyo
"Elucidation of the General Principles of Vertebrate Organogenesis Using Small Fish"
2014 (17th) Vera Gorbunova
Professor of Biology and Oncology
Department of Biology
University of Rochester
"Mechanism of cancer resistance of the naked mole rats"
Andrei Seluanov
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Rochester
2013
(16th)
Fumihiro Hirayama
Principal Research Scientist
Central Research Laboratory, Japan Blood Products Organization
"Establishment of the Mongolian gerbil infection model and elucidation of H. pylori-induced promotion of gastric carcinogenesis"
Masae Tatematsu
Visiting Researcher
Japan Bioassay Research Center, Japan Industrial Safety & Association

2012
(15th)
Anne-Maree Pearse
Scientific Officer, Devil Facial Tumour Project, Diagnostic Services
Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment
Tasmania Animal Health Laboratory
"Clarification of Cancer-Cell Transmission in Tasmania Devil Facial Tumor Disease"
2010
(14th)
Keiji Wakabayashi
National Cancer Center Research Institute
"Studies on Pierisin produced by cabbage butterfly
(Pieris rapae)"
2008
(13th)
Masanori Hayami
Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
"Studies on Simian T-cell Leukemia Virus (STLV)"
Toshiki Watanabe
Professor, The University of Tokyo
2007
(12th)
Manfred Schartl
Professor, Physiological Chemistry
Julius - Maximilians - Universität Würzburg
"Clarification of molecular mechanisms of melanomagenesis in Xiphophorus hybrid fish"
2006
(11th)
Jiro Matsumoto
Professor Emeritus Keio University
"Studies on erythrophoroma cells of goldfish and its multiple differentiation"
2005
(10th)
Takeo Kishimoto
Professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Biology
"The role of proto-oncogenes in cell cycle control during meiotic maturation in starfish oocytes"
2004
(9th)
Akihiro Shima
Professor Emeritus
The University of Tokyo
"Studies on Medaka tumors and genome analysis"
2003
(8th)
Jesse Summers
Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
University of New Mexico
"Studies on woodchuck hepatitis virus and duck Hepatitis B virus"
2002
(7th)
Makoto Asashima
Professor of Developmental Biology
Department of Life Sciences
The University of Tokyo
"Studies on Comparative Oncology -Developmental Biology, especially on the Mechanism of Organogenesis"
2001
(6th)
George S. Bailey
Professor of Toxicology and Director of the Marine/Freshwater
Biomedical Sciences Center
Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Oregon State University
"Carcinogenesis at Low Dose in the Rainbow Trout Model"
Jerry D. Hendricks
Professor of Toxicology
Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Oregon State University
2000
(5th)
Elisabeth Gateff
Professor of Genetics
Institut für Genetik
Johannes Gutenberg Universität
"Studies on Drosophila Tumor Suppressor Genes"
1999
(4th)
Shozo Takayama
Visiting Professor
Department of Pathology School of Medicine
Showa University
"Studies on Carcinogenesis in Comparative Oncology"
Takatoshi Ishikawa
Professor
Department of Molecular Pathology Graduate School of Medicine
University of Tokyo
1998
(3rd)
Robert G. McKinnell
Professor
Department of Genetics and Cell Biology
University of Minnesota
"Biology and Developmental Aspect of Lucke Renal Adenocarcinoma"
1997
(2nd)
Fritz W. Anders
Professor Emeritus
Genetisches Institut
Justus-Liebig-Universität
"The Genetics and Biology of Cancer as Studied in Fish Melanoma"
1996
(1st)
John C. Harshbarger
Professor, Department of Pathology
Director, Registry of Tumors in Lower Animals
The George Washington University Medical Center
"Studies on Tumors of Lower Animals"