Nagio Takigawa, MD, PhD

Department of General Internal Medicine 4, Kawasaki Medical School, Okayama, Japan

Dr. Nagio Takigawa has been a Professor at Department of General Internal Medicine 4, Kawasaki Medical School since 2011 and is also an assistant director of Kawasaki Medical School General Medical Center. Dr. Takigawa graduated from Okayama University Medical School in 1988 and from Graduate School of Medicine, Okayama University Medical School in 1992. Since 1988, he has studied respiratory medicine and medical oncology, especially lung cancer. He has certificates entitled Fellow of Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, Fellow of the Japanese Respiratory Society, Fellow of the Japan Society for Respiratory Endoscopy, and Fellow of Association of the Japanese Society of Medical Oncology. He is an active member of American Association for Cancer Research. He has received grants from Cancer Research Ministry of Health and Welfare, Grants-in-Aid of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and Kanae Foundation for Life & Socio-medical Science, and scholarship from Japan-North America Medical Exchange Foundation. He has published over 260 English original articles, case reports, and review papers in international peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. His works have generated a substantial impact on clinical and translational lung cancer research including chemotherapy, chemoradiotherapy, and molecular target therapy.