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#TBT Spotlight on Dr. Riojun Kinosita

August 11, 2016

Photo of Dr. Kinosita from obituaryIn the summer of 1971, after a 50 year career in cancer research, Riojun Kinosita, M.D., Ph.D., was honored with a retirement celebration hosted by the medical center staff at City of Hope. At the time of his retirement, Kinosita had spent 20 years working at City of Hope and was the chair emeritus of Experimental Pathology.

Kinosita, born in 1893, made many contributions to the field of cancer research from the 1920s to the late 1970s. He studied at both the Imperial University Medical School in Tokyo and at Cambridge, Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany, and London. He also helped to “cultivate the next generation of leaders in Japanese cancer research” as a professor of pathology at Imperial University in first Hokkaido and then Osaka. (Ohno, 1978, 871).

Some of the research accomplishments that Kinosita Kinosita receiving retirement ceremony 1971achieved throughout his career included findings about carcinogens. He “demonstrated [in 1934] that a chemical called bitter yellow, used to color food, induced cancer of the liver.” Kinosita also “reported, [in 1936 at the Japanese Pathology Society], that other substances, including tobacco tar, could cause cancer.” (Scope, 1971, 5). Furthermore, Kinosita headed the City of Hope Cancer Research Institute  that was dedicated on July 18, 1952.  (The Torch of Hope, 1952, 1). The institute contained “laboratories for experimental pathology, histology, biochemistry, microbiology, tissue culture, as well as rooms for animal breeding, medical illustrations, instruments, statistics, a library, and a conference room.” (Ibid).

References retrieved from the City of Hope Archives

(1952, June-July). Cancer research institute at City of Hope to be formally dedicated on Friday, July 18. The Torch of Hope of the City of Hope. (4)6, 1.

(1971, July/August). Dr. Kinosita feted on his retirement. Scope, 5.

Ohno, Susumu (1978, March). Obituary: Riojun Kinosita. American Association for Cancer Research. Cancer Research (38), 870-871.


The Cancer Letter August 5, 2016

August 9, 2016

The August 5, 2016 issue of Cancer Letter has been posted.

The Cancer Letter will return Sept. 2, after a short publication break


Clinical Cancer Letter May 2016

August 5, 2016

The July 2016 issue of The Clinical Cancer Letter has been posted.


Stem Cell Research News, 2014 March 31

August 4, 2016

The March 31st issue of Stem Cell Research News has been posted.


Stem Cell Research News, 2014 April 28

August 4, 2016

The April 28th issue of Stem Cell Research News has been posted.


Stem Cell Research News, 2014 May 12

August 4, 2016

The May 12th issue of Stem Cell Research News has been posted.


Stem Cell Research News, 2014 August 18

August 4, 2016

The August 18th issue of the Stem Cell Research News has been posted


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