Wataru KUDO Assistant Professor

Wataru KUDO

Wataru KUDO
Assistant Professor

  • Institute for Advanced Academic Research / Graduate School of Medicine

  • Keywords

    Epigenetics, Childhood cancer, Next generation sequencers, Multiomics

  • Professional Memberships

    The Japanese Society of Pediatric Surgeons, The Japan Surgical Society, The Japanese Cancer Association, The Japanese Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, The Japanese Society for Epigenetics, The Japanese Society for Gastroenterological Carcinogenesis

Research Theme

Development of novel medical strategies for childhood cancer by multiomics analysis


"Childhood cancer" refers to malignant tumors that occur in children. In Japan, approximately 2,000-2,500 new cases are diagnosed annually. Advances in diagnosis and treatment have led to improved prognosis. However, challenges persist, such as cases where standard treatment fails to succeed, or where complications arising from aggressive therapies negatively impact the development of children even after overcoming cancer.

My research aims to establish novel medical strategies to improve prognosis and enhance the quality of life after treatment for cancer. I primarily focus on hepatoblastoma, utilizing comprehensive approaches, including genome-wide analysis of gene expression, DNA methylation, and histone modification to investigate factors contributing to the development and progression of hepatoblastoma. Expanding upon these studies, I integrate clinical imaging and nutritional analyses to advance toward establishing novel medical strategies for overcoming childhood cancer.