Sasaki Institute2-2 Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0062, JapanTEL +81-3-3294-3286FAX +81-3-3294-3290
HistoryIntroduction The Sasaki Institute is a non-profit, research organization that was established as the main part of the Sasaki Foundation in 1939 approved by the then Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan. Dr. Takaoki Sasaki was the first president of the foundation and director of the institute. Since its inception, the Sasaki Institute has continued research for nearly 80 years and enjoyed worldwide recognition. Among the most remarkable academic achievements is an experimental carcinogenesis study conducted by Drs. Takaoki Sasaki and Tomizo Yoshida (second director of the institute) on the development of cancers (carcinomas) in the livers of rats orally administered a chemical agent. That was indeed the world-first report for the induction of cancer in the internal organs of animals. The Sasaki Institute has so far been dedicated to basic cancer research.