Kenji Yokoi, MD, PhD

  • 2013 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
1980 …2020

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Personal profile

Dr. Yokoi received his M.D. degree in 1992 and Ph.D. degree in 1997 from the Kanazawa University, School of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine respectively. Dr. Yokoi completed his postgraduate research fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. He then accepted a position as an instructor in the Department of Cancer Biology at MD Anderson and as an instructor of general and cardiothoracic surgery for Kanazawa University Hospital in Japan.

He was appointed to the position of assistant professor in the department of cancer biology at MD Anderson in 2007 and then as an assistant member in the department of nanomedicine in The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in 2011. Dr. Yokoi has also held the position of visiting scientist in the department of cancer biology at MD Anderson since 2011 and guest researcher for the Cancer Research Institute of Kanazawa University since 2008-present.

Research interests

Dr. Yokoi’s develops novel therapies and imaging techniques for cancer using nanotechnologies. His basic research program defines the structure-permeability of tumor associated vessels to nanoparticles using various orthotopic mouse models of cancer. The over goal of these studies is to develop personalized therapy for cancer based on selection strategies that define the optimal drug loaded nanoparticles for a patient, based on the biodistribution properties of nanoparticles.

Education/Academic qualification

Biological Sciences, PhD, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medicine

Cancer, Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research Area Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Nanomedicine

Free-text keywords

  • Cancer Biology
  • Drug delivery
  • Nanotechnology
  • Imaging
  • Nanomedicine

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Research Output

  • 2013 Citations
  • 25 h-Index
  • 50 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Review article

Tumor Site-Dependent Transport Properties Determine Nanotherapeutics Delivery and Its Efficacy

Kai, M., Ziemys, A., Liu, Y. T., Kojic, M., Ferrari, M. & Yokoi, K., Sep 1 2019, In : Translational Oncology. 12, 9, p. 1196-1205 10 p.

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  • 3 Scopus citations

    Progression-dependent transport heterogeneity of breast cancer liver metastases as a factor in therapeutic resistance

    Ziemys, A., Yokoi, K., Kai, M., Liu, Y. T., Kojic, M., Simic, V., Milosevic, M., Holder, A. M. & Ferrari, M., Dec 10 2018, In : Journal of Controlled Release. 291, p. 99-105 7 p.

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  • 5 Scopus citations

    Gemcitabine enhances the transport of nanovector-albumin-bound paclitaxel in gemcitabine-resistant pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

    Borsoi, C., Leonard, F., Lee, Y., Zaid, M., Elganainy, D., Alexander, J. F., Kai, M., Liu, Y. T., Kang, Y., Liu, X., Koay, E. J., Ferrari, M., Godin, B. & Yokoi, K., Sep 10 2017, In : Cancer Letters. 403, p. 296-304 9 p.

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  • 8 Scopus citations

    Integrated Microfluidic System for Gene Silencing and Cell Migration

    Liu, Z., Han, X., Zhou, Q., Chen, R., Fruge, S., Jo, M. C., Ma, Y., Li, Z., Yokoi, K. & Qin, L., Jun 2017, In : Advanced Biosystems. 1, 6

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  • Macrophage polarization contributes to the anti-tumoral efficacy of mesoporous nanovectors loaded with albumin-bound paclitaxel

    Leonard, F., Curtis, L. T., Ware, M. J., Nosrat, T., Liu, X., Yokoi, K., Frieboes, H. B. & Godin, B., Jun 16 2017, In : Frontiers in immunology. 8, JUN, 693.

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  • 22 Scopus citations


    2017_NIH Competitiveness Award

    Yokoi, Kenji (Recipient), Jun 15 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)