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Hisashi Harada, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Cell Signaling

Department affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Philips Institute for Oral Health Research, School of Dentistry


PhD, Osaka University, Japan (1991)
MMSc, Osaka University, Japan (1987)

Research description

Our research focuses on the signaling pathways through the BCL-2 family proteins, which regulate cell death/survival and are important for tumorigenesis and the response to a variety of chemotherapeutic drugs. In particular, we have demonstrated the role of the BH3-only pro-death BCL-2 family proteins in various chemotherapeutic responses in leukemia, breast, lung, and head and neck cancer.

Disease focus of research

Breast, Head & neck, Respiratory/lung

Research keywords

Animal models,Apoptosis,Autophagy,Biomarkers,Cancer cell biology,Cancer therapy resistance,Cell signaling,Senescence,Signal transduction,Targeted therapies

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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