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Cancer and Mindfulness: the Spirit of the Philosophy of Cancer. LIB 100 / 201 APPROVED!

Dr. Hino

Dr. Hino

Date and Time

Thursday, March 22, 2018
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


  • Center for Health Sciences
  • room 123


Okio Hino, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Pathology and Medical Science and Chief of Department of Pathology and Oncology, Juntendo University School of Medicine in Japan

LIB 100/201 approved

Dr. Hino earned his Ph.D. at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University.  In addition to teaching, he currently serves as the President of Cancer Philosophy Clinic, which he founded in 2008. Previously, he worked as a visiting scientist at Division of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Fox Chase Cancer Center in the United States; and as the Chairman of Department of Experimental Pathology, Cancer Institute, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research in Japan.  He received numerous awards including "Award of the Japanese Society of Pathology”,  "Scientific Award of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research” and “Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund Prizes”, just to name a few, for his distinguished contribution to research on liver cancer and kidney cancer. 

This talk will center around his recently published research article "Cancer Philosophy: Thinking Cancer Cells Deeply” in the Juntendo Medical Journal. Dr. Hino has conducted extensive research and embarked upon the individuality and diversity of cancer. Apart from being a cancer pathologist, he considers himself an intellectual who frequently uses analogies of cancer to explain his outlook on life. Dr. Hino deems importance to finding out the common or most fundamental traits of cancer cells to better understand the mindfulness of humanity. He believes that we humans play up the future - a sign of our inner desire to avoid reality. Dr. Hino hopes that in a complex world with many incomprehensible factors and endless puzzle pieces, the philosophy of cancer will help to shed light on the path to the future.


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