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.

Keywords

    Research Area Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Nanomedicine

    Free-text keywords

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

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Neoplasms
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gemcitabine
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Tumor Microenvironment
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Neoplasm Metastasis
Concept: Neoplasm Metastasis
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Concept: Pancreatic Neoplasms
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Nude Mice
Concept: Nude Mice
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Therapeutics
Concept: Therapeutics
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Endothelial Cells
Concept: Endothelial Cells
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Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Interleukin-8
Concept: Interleukin-8
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Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor
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Journals

Clinical Cancer Research

ISSNs: 1078-0432

American Association for Cancer Research Inc.

Journal

7

Cancer Research

ISSNs: 0008-5472

American Association for Cancer Research Inc.

Journal

5

Journal of Controlled Release

ISSNs: 0168-3659

Elsevier

Journal

4

Translational Oncology

ISSNs: 1936-5233

Neoplasia Press

Journal

3

Cancer Letters

ISSNs: 0304-3835

Elsevier Ireland Ltd

Journal

3
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Shared Pub. Internal Organizations

Weill Cornell Medical College

Organizational unit: Schools & Hospitals

13

Houston Methodist Hospital

Organizational unit: Schools & Hospitals

12

Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration

Organizational unit: Programs

2

Department of Radiation Oncology

Organizational unit: Departments

2

Department of Surgery

Organizational unit: Departments

1
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Shared Pub. External Organizations

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

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22

Houston Methodist Research Institute

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14

Kanazawa University School of Medicine

External organization: Unknown

9

Kanazawa University

External organization: Unknown

5

Baylor College of Medicine

External organization: Academic

4
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Shared Pub. Internal co-authors

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Shared Pub. External co-authors

Isaiah J. Fidler

External person

15

Sun Jin Kim

External person

7

Y. Watanabe

External person

7

Jenolyn F. Alexander

External person

6

Dominic Fan

External person

6
has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Kenji Yokoi

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