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Osaka International Cancer Institute

Osaka International Cancer Institute (OICI) - the first comprehensive hospital specialized in cancer and cardiovascular diseases in the country - was founded in 1959 and has devoted more than 60 years to exceptional medical care. In March 2017, the hospital moved to its current site, and the new renamed Osaka International Cancer Institute opened. We provide the cutting-edge treatment, research and international contributions for cancer with a focus on the patient’s point of view. OICI is certified as a “Designated Prefectural Cancer Hospital”, a “Designated Cancer Genomic Hospital”, and an “Advanced Treatment Hospital”. We detect cancer early and provide endoscopic treatment, surgery, radiotherapy and pharmacotherapy. Today, OICI is one of the top level cancer centers in Japan. We strive to continuously to offer the highest quality medical care with various best treatments.

Advanced Treatment Hospitals・・・Academic medical center certified by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and training.
Departments and Centers
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Urology
  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Breast and Endocrine Surgery
  • General Thoracic Surgery
  • Orthopedic surgical oncology
  • Hematology
  • Dermatologic Oncology 
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Psycho-Oncology and Palliative Medicine
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Onco-Cardiology
  • Cerebrovascular and Neurological Diseases 
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Anesthesiology
  • Diagnostic Pathology and Cytology
  • Clinical Laboratory
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Dentistry (Oral Care)
  • Nutritional Oncology 
  • Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
  • Outpatient Chemotherapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Cancer Genome Analysis
  • Hereditary Tumors
  • Ophthalmology
  • Medical Checkup

Gastrointestinal Oncology

The depertment is specialize to advanced endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of digestive tract cancer. Especialy, we offer the highest quality of diagnostic endoscopy and endoscopic resection tequnique for early stage digestive tract cancers.


  • Early esophageal cancer
  • Early gastric cancer and polyp
  • Duodenal neoplasms
  • Early colorectal cancer and polyp
  • Gastric submucosal tumors


  • Endoscopic screening for early stage diagnosis
  • Advanced diagnosis using image enhanced endoscopy with/without magnification
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection of neoplasms and polyp
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection of superficial neoplasms
  • Endoscopic full-thickness resection of gastric submucosal tumor

Gastroenterological Surgery

Our department is one of the highest volume center and leading Japanese gastroenterological surgery especially for esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, biliary tract cancer, gallbladder cancer, metastatic liver cancer, and pancreatic cancer.


  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastirc cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Hepatobiliary cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer


  • Surgical treatment of gastroenterological cancer
  • Robotic surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Open surgery


Our department specializes in the treatment of genitourinary malignancies, including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. Our department is one of the leading departments in Japan for the treatment of urological malignant tumors.


  • Prostate cancer
  • Renal cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Renal pelvic/ureteral cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Adrenal cancer
  • Pheochromocytoma


  • Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
  • Robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
  • Robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy
  • Open surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Chemotherapy

Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Oncology

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers. The number of diagnostic procedures and treatments is one of the largest in Japan.


  • Liver cancer
  • Biliary tract cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer


  • Diagnosis of liver cancer (liver tumor biopsy, hepatic angiography)
  • Treatment of liver cancer (percutaneous ablation theapy, transarterial chemoemblization, hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy, systemic drug therapy)
  • Diagnosis of biliary and pancreatic cancers (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration)
  • Endoscopic biliary drainage for bile duct obstruction
  • Chemotherapy for biliary and pancreatic cancers


We provides outpatient chemotherapy and follow-up for late complications after treatment has been completed for pediatric patients.


  • Childhood leukemia maintenance therapy
  • Soft tissue sarcomas and osteosarcomas over 16 years of age
  • All childhood cancer late complication follow-up


  • Bone marrow aspiration
  • MRI
  • Biopsy

Breast and Endocrine Surgery

Our goal of breast cancer treatment is to provide the best tailored treatment using various modality, such as oncoplastic surgery technique, endocrine therapy, chemotherapy, molecular target therapy and radiation therapy. We are a multidisciplinary team consist of breast cancer specialists and ready to support you.


  • Breast cancer


  • Breast cancer surgery (including endoscopic surgery)
  • Breast reconstruction surgery
  • Endocrine therapy, Chemotherapy, Molecular target therapy
  • Radiation therapy

General Thoracic Surgery

Surgical treatment for primary lung cancer, metastatic lung tumor, and mediastinal tumor. Multidisciplinary treatment for primary lunga cancer is also available. One of the leading hospitals in Japan for lung cancer treatment. "Cure your lung cancer" is the top priority.


  • Primary lung cancer
  • Metastatic lung tumor
  • Mediastinal tumor


  • Surgical treatment for primary lung cancer, metastatic lung tumor, and mediastinal tumor. Multidisciplinary treatment for primary lung cancer.

Orthopedic surgical oncology

Our department is one of the highest volume centers for sarcoma in Japan. We provide precise diagnosis and surgical treatment for bone and soft tissue tumors.


  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ewingsarcoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Leimyosarcoma
  • Synovial sarcoma
  • Myxofibrosarcoma
  • Epithelioid sarcoma
  • Other bone and soft tissue tumors


  • Tumor resection
  • Reconstruction with tumoral prosthesis
  • Reconstruction with extracorporeal irradiated bone


We provide optimal and cutting-edge treatment with the aim of curing all blood and intractable blood diseases. Taking advantage of 33 aseptic bed, we are focusing on chemotherapy, hematopoietic cell transplantation and immune cell therapy for blood cancers.


  • Acute leukemia
  • Chronic leukemia
  • Malignant lymphoma
  • Bone marrow dysplastic syndrome
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Thrombocytopenic purpura


  • Chemotherapy
  • Molecular target treatment
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • Immune cell therapy
  • Immunosuppression therapy
  • Cytokine therapy

Dermatologic Oncology 

As a specialized facility for skin tumors, we provide world-class treatment by appropriately selecting surgical therapy, drug therapy including immunotherapy, and radiation therapy according to individual conditions.


  • Malignant melanoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Extramammary Paget's disease
  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans


  • Dermoscopy
  • Ultrasound examination
  • Skin biopsy
  • Excision of cutaneous malignant tumor
  • Skin graft
  • Local flap
  • Anti-cancer drug therapy including immunotherapy and target therapy

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

Exact and rapid radiological examinations and preperation of radiological reports and high technical Interventional Radiology (IVR)


  • Malignancy general


  • Radiological diagnosis and Interventional Radiology(IVR) of Malignancy general.
Hospital Tour
  • MR room

  • Endoscopy room

  • LINAC room

  • Surgical operating room

  • The "da Vinci" robotic-assisted surgery, lung cancer

  • Ward Dayroom

  • Outpatient Elevator Hall

  • Outpatient waiting area

  • Special private room

  • Restaurant "Hinata"

General Information

General Information

Hospital Name
Osaka International Cancer Institute
3-1-69, Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
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5 minutes walk from Tanimachi 4-chome Station, Osaka Metro Tanimachi Line
30 minutes by car from Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport)
60 minutes by car from Kansai International Airport