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Kobe University Hospital International Clinical Cancer Research Center

International Clinical Cancer Research Center (ICCRC) is a hospital on Port Island established by Kobe University for the advanced treatment of a variety of cancer and cutting-edge cancer research. We provide advanced minimally invasive treatments by laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, endoscopic therapy and so on for the patients in a comfortable medical setting. ICCRC is located in Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster and is also focusing on international medical care and research.
Departments and Centers
  • Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Urology and Andrology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Anesthesiology

Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery

Individualized treatment is provided for Hepato-Biliary Pancreatic diseases (both malignant and benign diseases) by the expert doctors.


  • Hepatocellular cancer
  • Biliary and Gallbladder cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Cholecystolithiasis
  • Cholecystitis


  • Radical surgery for HBP cancer
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Staging laparoscopy

Gastrointestinal Surgery

We mainly provide sophisticated treatments of esophageal, gastric, and colorectal diseases mainly by surgery including multimodal therapy.


  • Esophageal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Colorectal cancer


  • Thoracoscopic/Laparoscopic surgery
  • Open chest/abdominal surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy

Thoracic Surgery

We use multidisciplinary therapies with a focus on surgical treatment to treat various pulmonary diseases.


  • Primary lung cancer
  • Metastatic lung cancer
  • Mediastinal tumor(thymoma, neurogenic tumor)
  • Pneumothorax
  • Chest wall disorders


  • Thoracoscopic surgery

Breast Surgery

We are educating domestic and international young doctors. Individualized treatment is provided through the collaboration of the doctors and comedicals.


  • Breast cancer
  • Other breast tumor


  • Total mastectomy
  • Partial mastectomy
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Axillary dissection
  • Chemotherapy
  • Endocrine therapy
  • Advanced care planning and psychological support for the patients with non curative breast

Urology and Andrology

5 urological surgeons certified from the Japanese Urological Society work together to provide care in the specialized outpatient clinic and the inpatient ward.


  • Urological malignant tumors (tumors of the adrenal gland, kidney, renal pelvis, ureter, bladder, prostate gland, testis and penis)
  • Retroperitoneal sarcoma
  • Urological benign tumors (adrenal adenoma and prostatic hypertrophy)
  • Urolithiasis
  • Urethral stenosis
  • Male infertility


  • Laparoscopic surgery for adrenal gland, kidney, renal pelvis, ureter tumor
  • Transurethral resection of bladder tumor with photodynamic diagnosis
  • Robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (Oct. 2020 ~)
  • Instillation of gold marker and hydrospacer-gel for radiotherapy of prostate cancer
  • Targeted prostate biopsy (organ based tracking)
  • Laser surgery for urolithiasis and benign prostatic hyperplasia (f-TUL and HoLEP)
  • Microscopic surgery for male infertility (low-ligation for varicocele and micro TESE)

Orthopaedic Surgery

We provide highly specialized diagnosis, treatments and care for the patients with malignant bone and soft tissue tumors (sarcomas).


  • Bone and soft tissue tumor
  • Sarcoma
  • Metastatic bone tumor


  • Limb salvage surgery for malignant bone and soft tissue tumor (Sarcoma):Complete resection with appropriate wide margin, Reconstruction using tumor endoprosthesis or recycled bone grafting, Rehabilitation to improve affected limb and daily living function
  • Chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy for malignant bone and soft tissue tumor (Sarcoma)
  • Multidisciplinary treatments for metastatic bone tumors


We perform cervical laser conization for CIN and uterine cervical cancer.


  • CIN
  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometrial hyperplasia
  • Endometrial cancer


  • Cervical laser conization
  • Endometrial curettage


We specialize in the most advanced endoscopic treatment of early gastrointestinal cancer.


  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Duodenal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Gastric submucosal tumor


  • Endoscopic diagnosis using magnifying endoscopy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection(EMR)
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection(ESD)
  • Laparoscopy and Endoscopy Cooperative Surgery(LECS)
Hospital Tour
  • Inpatients Reception

  • Outpatient

  • Consultation Room

  • CT Room

  • Endoscopic Room

  • Operating Room1

  • Operating Room2

  • Nurse Station

  • Patient RoomA

  • Patient RoomB

General Information

General Information

Hospital Name
Kobe University Hospital International Clinical Cancer Research Center
1-5-1 Minatojimaminamimachi, Chuoku, Kobe City, Hyogo, 650-0047
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JTB Corp. Japan Medical & Health Tourism Center
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2 minutes walk from Iryo Center Sta., the Port Liner
5 minutes by the Port Liner from Kobe Airport
9 minutes by car from Kobe Airport