February 8, 2017 at 11:48 pm

Keytruda and Opdivo to Vie Head On in Japan

The Ministry of Welfare disclosed February 8 at the meeting of the Central Social Insurance Medical Council the market price of Keytruda, a cancer drug developed by the US pharmaceutical firm Merck & Co. at 39,099 yen per day or 14 million yen per year.

November 30, 2016 at 8:57 am

AI for Cancer Treatment

The National Cancer Center announced November 29 that a project is underway to employ AI to develop the best cancer treatment.

November 23, 2016 at 8:08 pm

Super Cancer Drug Down-Priced 50%

The Welfare-Labor Minister's advisory body, the Central Social Insurance Medical Council, agreed to bring down the price of the revolutionary cancer drug Opdivo by 50%, effective February, next year.

March 8, 2016 at 8:12 am

One Ten Millionth Chance of Finding Cancer Cell

Welcome to another episode on what's happening in/on/to Japan. I'm your navigator, Nathan Shiga.

February 17, 2016 at 2:33 am

Ken Watanabe Now in Hospital for Cancer

I'm Nathan Shiga and had something else to write to you about today but switched at the last-minute to a more disturbing but somewhat reassuring news of our dear Ken Watanabe.

February 11, 2016 at 9:18 am

Coffee Checks Liver Cancer: Honestly?

Today, it's about coffee and cancer and a recent report on how effective is one to the other - coffee to cancer naturally.