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Faculty: Surgical Oncologists

KAZUAKI TAKABE, MD, PhD, FACS

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CONTACT INFO:

To make an appointment:
   New breast, GI patients
   (804) 828-5116

   Other, new patients
   (804) 828-9447

TRANSFER CENTER:
1-866-628-9337 (toll free)
Transfer Center—24/7

Fax: (804) 828-4808

Mailing address:
PO Box 980011
Richmond, VA 23298-0011

Dr. Takabe:
(804) 828-9324

ktakabe@mcvh-vcu.edu

Clinical Specialties:
Breast surgery, Colon surgery, (including minimally invasive surgery), Gastrointestinal surgery

Education:
Niigata University School of Medicine

Residencies:
Niigata University; University of California San Diego

Fellowship:
VCU Medical Center

Areas of Interest:
Breast surgery, Colon surgery, Gastrointestinal surgery

Research Involvement:
Dr. Takabe is a Surgeon-Scientist who conducts both basic and clinical research in a broad range of topics including Breast, Gastrointestinal tract, and Surgery. He is an NIH-R01 funded Principal Investigator, and is an awardee of Investigator Initiated Research Award from Susan G. Komen Foundation. He is the Editor-in Chief of Journal of Surgery and Science, and serves as an Associate Editor of PLoS ONE, Gland Surgery, and Journal of Thoracic Disease. His main basic research interest is on the roles of Sphingosine-1 phosphate (S1P) in cancer progression, which was discovered to be a novel lipid signaling molecule by Dr. Sarah Spiegel, chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at VCU. Dr. Takabe’s laboratory discovered the mechanism how S1P is exported out of the cells to perform “inside-out” signaling; the role of S1P in angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis and metastasis; the role of S1P in inflammation and cancer.

Publications (pdf)

Location:
VCU Massey Cancer Center, Dalton Oncology Clinic
1300 East Marshall Street
North Hospital, First Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Website: VCU Maps
Phone: (804) 828-5116 or (804) 828-3250

 

SURGICAL ONCOLOGY FACULTY

Harry D. Bear (Chair)
Amelia C. Grover
Brian J. Kaplan
James P. Neifeld
Giao Q. Phan
Kazuaki Takabe
Huan N. Vu


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last updated: 07/21/2014