Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan
Dr Sasako graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Tokyo University in 1976 and later obtained his PhD from the same institution.
He spent one year as foreign assistant of the 5th University of Paris between 1984 and 1985 before moving to the National Cancer Center Hospital Tokyo in 1987. He was appointed as Boerhaave Professor of Leiden University in 1989. In 2007 he relocated as Professor of Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine.
In 2016 he was appointed as Professor of the Department of Multidisciplinary Surgical Oncology of the same college. Dr Sasako specialises in upper gastrointestinal oncology surgery. He has carried out numerous clinical trials on surgical and adjuvant treatment of gastric cancer, publishing more than 200 articles, which include 4 publications in the The New England Journal of Medicine.
Dr Sasako is a committed to globally spreading Japanese concepts of oncological surgery and also Eastern clinical studies to international surgeons. He continues to establish standard treatment of gastric cancer not only in Japan but also in Europe and the USA.