RCAST Fellow Tadatsugu TANIGUCHI elected as Fellows of the AACR Academy
May 7, 2021
RCAST Fellow, Dr. Tadatsugu Taniguchi was elected to the 2021 class of Fellows of the AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) Academy. The mission of the AACR Academy is to recognize and honor distinguished scientists whose major scientific contributions have propelled significant innovation and progress against cancer, and to leverage the expertise of the global brain trust of Fellows of the AACR Academy to advance the mission of the AACR to prevent and cure all cancers through research, education, communication, collaboration, science policy and advocacy, and funding for cancer research. The fellows serve as a global brain trust in the cancer field, helping to advance the mission of the AACR to prevent and cure all cancers through research, education, communication, collaboration, science policy and advocacy, and funding for cancer research.
It is my very real honor and pleasure to be elected as a Fellows of AACR. I have had numerous and long-lasting interactions with AACR, wherein one of my most memorable activities was serving as Co-chair of the International Affairs Committee between 2002 and 2008. At the time, I discussed often about how the AACR organization should engage in cancer research activities worldwide and took initiatives to forge several collaborations, such as organizing a joint symposia in Arabic countries. I also learned a lot during the Committee’s meetings with invited guests, such as CEOs of pharmaceutical companies. Now, at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, where I strive to conduct good research on cancer and immunity, I feel there is onus is on me to work hard in fostering the next generation scientists by taking advantage of what I have accumulated during my past research activities and experiences, including and especially, at the AACR and other international organizations. Finally, I thank you everyone in our Center for their continuous and warm support of our laboratory headed by Hideyuki Yanai.