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Editor-in-Chief of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Osamu Yokosuka is an Emeritus Professor of Chiba University, Japan. He graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1975 then worked as a trainee under Professor K. Okuda in Chiba University Hospital till 1978. Dr. Yokosuka was a research fellow worked under Professor S. Scherlock and Professor B. H. Billing in Royal Free Hospital, London, UK from 1978 to 1980; under Professor M. Omata in Chiba University from 1980 to 1985; and under Dr. J Summers in Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA, USA in 1984. In 1985, he received a Degree of Doctor of Medical Science, and served as an Assistant Professor in Chiba University till 1994, then as Lecturer in Medicine till 2006 when he was appointed as Director and Professor of Medicine. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Dean of Chiba University School of Medicine.

Dr. Yokosuka was the Secretary General of APASL (2008-2014). In 2016, he was elected as the President of APASL Tokyo, the President of 52nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Hepatology, and the President of Funabashi Central Hospital. Dr. Yokosuka’s research mainly focuses on Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. So far, he has published more than 700 original papers.


The Associate Editor of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Tatsuo Kanda received a medical degree in 1991 at Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan, and his PhD in 1999 at Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. He had post-doctor training for 3 years under Prof. Ratna Ray and Prof. Ranjit Ray at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA. In Dec. 2008, Tatsuo Kanda became a Tenure-track Associate Professor at Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In Feb. 2013, Tatsuo Kanda was nominated a permanent Associate Professor at Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In 2017, Tatsuo Kanda became an Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine. For ~25 years, he has focused his scientific interests on the topics related to liver diseases including acute liver failure, viral hepatitis and autoimmune liver diseases, and worked with Prof. Osamu Yokosuka. Tatsuo Kanda is also an expert for hepatitis A virus (HAV), HBV and HCV, and translation and replication of these viruses, and hepatocarcinogenesis. With his expertise in antiviral therapies and hepatitis virus research, Tatsuo Kanda also sees a lot of patients in clinical daily practice. Tatsuo Kanda has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed Journal.

Special Issue

Application of Homeopathy in Oncology Patients Flyer

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editor

Michael Frass, MD
1. Department of Medicine I, Clinical Division of Oncology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2. Director, Outpatients Unit “Homeopathy in Malignant Disease”, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
3. Chairperson, WissHom (Scientific Society for Homeopathy), Köthen, Germany
4. Chairman, Institute for Homeopathic Research
E-mails: [email protected]
Research Interests: internal medicine; intensive care medicine; experimental and clinical homeopathy; airway management; intubation; emergency medicine

About This Topic

Oncologic patients are often suffering from side effects of conventional therapy such as chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery. In order to support those patients, additive complementary medicine, such as homeopathy might be helpful. Several case reports as well as studies report beneficial effects of homeopathy in cancer patients. Furthermore, homeopathy may also be helpful with respect to improvement of quality of life (QoL). Another advantage is that homeopathic remedies can be combined with all sorts of conventional medicine, since there is no interference. Its ease of application makes it a perfect tool for those with severe side effects. In addition, it may help to positively influence mood and mind of patients. This issue focuses on the use of homeopathy in order to reduce severe side effects of conventional medicine.

Planned Papers

Title: Position of homeopathy in the treatment of severe Pathologies - possibilities of homeopathic palliation
Authors: Uwe Friedrich
Affiliations: Hahnemann Clinic Baltrum, Germany

Title: Integrative care in oncology: Homeopathy and complementary medicine in adverse effects of antineoplastic therapies of breast cancer: experience in Lucca Clinic
Authors: Elio Rossi
Affiliations: Chief of Homeopathic Clinic, Campo di Marte Hospital, Local Health Tuscany North West, Lucca

Title: Wild pediatric leukemia patient: How to treat mood changes to continue with chemotherapy
Authors: Erfried Pichler
Affiliations: Homeopathic Outpatient Unit of Pedicatric Onkology at the Hospital Klagenfurt

Title: Homeopathy in patients with malignant disease: New aspects
Authors: Jens Wurster
Affiliations: Clinica Santa Croce, Orselina, Switzerland

Title: Unusual course in patients with malignant disease: A case Report
Authors: Dietmar Payrhuber
Affiliations: Salzburg, Austria

Title: Management of Cancer with Homoeopathy.
Authors: Farokh Master
Affiliations: Smt. Chandaben Mohanbhai Patel Homeopathic Medical College, Mumbai, India.

Title: Nanoparticles in all ultra-high dilutions of homeopathic drugs (Centesimal 6C-CM and LM scale LM1-LM30): possible impact on treatment of cancer patients
Authors: Scaria Rajendran
Affiliations: Director (Doctoral & Post graduate studies) Vinayaka Mission’s Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Professor & Head of the Department of Organon of Medicine and Homeopathic Philosophy, Vinayaka Mission University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Title: Cytotoxic effects of ultra-diluted remedies on cancer cells
Authors: Moshe Frenkel
Affiliations: Integrative Medicine Program, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Title: Role of homeopathy for life quality in cancer patients.
Authors: Sigrid Kruse
Affiliations: Dr. von Hauner´sches Pedicatric Hospital, Munich, Germany

Title: Additive homeopathic treatments for cancer patients in clinical practice
Authors: Peter Lechleitner
Affiliations: Hospital Lienz, Austria

Title: Alleviation of side effects of ¬chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and hormone therapy by use of homeopathy
Authors: Jean-Lionel Bagot
Affiliations: President of the International Homeopathic Society of Supportive Care in Oncology (IHSSCO), Strasbourg, France