TRON-Kurume alliance for the advancement of cancer immunotherapy between Japan and Germany

Mainz, Germany, March 2013 – Delegates from the Kurume University Department of Immunotherapy and the “Kurume Research Park” of Kurume City, Japan, have visited TRON
to join forces in promoting concepts for personalized cancer medicine. The Department of Immunotherapy in Kurume, under the leadership of Kyogo Itoh, has pioneered personalized peptide vaccination in Japan. The Japanese delegation of T. Sasada and A. Ohuchida agreed with TRON director Ugur Sahin to collaborate on the development of biomarkers and personalized vaccines.