Dr. Kozo Kataoka, MD, qualified in 2012 in GI oncology surgery from the Osaka Red Cross Hospital after 6 years of training.
From April 2007 and March 2013, Dr. Kataoka was successively a Junior and Senior resident at the Osaka Red-Cross Hospital, Japan, with a specialization in General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia, Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery). Following these trainings, he worked in 2012 on Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Surgery in the same institution.
From 2013-2015, Dr. Kataoka worked as a research resident for the Japan Clinical Oncology Group in Tokyo on surgical clinical trials development.
In 2014, he worked on a collaborative trial between EORTC/ESSO and JCOG, ‘Diffusion-weighted Magnetic REsonance Imaging Assessment of Liver Metastasis (DREAM)’.
In May 2015, he joined the EORTC in a fellowship scheme acting as liaison officer between Europe and Japan. Besides this, Dr. Kataoka is also currently involved in Surgery Quality Assurance matters for which he collaborates closely with Dr. Carmela Caballero who is also a clinical research fellow at the EORTC.
Dr. Kataoka published 9 papers as a first author inclusive of a basic research paper written during his college days at the Kyoto University, Japan.
Dr. Kataoka attended ‘16th Joint ECCO-AACR-EORTC-ESMO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research in 2014.
Dr. Kozo Kataoka fellowship is currently supported by FOCA.