Tomohiro Matsuda, PhD

National Cancer Registry Section, Center for Cancer Registries, Center for Cancer Control and Information Services, National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Tomohiro Matsuda was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1973. After graduating Kobe University (1996) and Tokyo University (1998), he moved to France as a doctoral student in Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse. He joined Tarn cancer registry, and received a doctoral degree in epidemiology (2003). Dr. Matsuda landed a position of researcher in the Division of Epidemiology in the National Institute of Public Health in Japan.

Currently Dr. Matsuda works in the National Cancer Center in Tokyo as chief of the national cancer registry section, while pursuing research in descriptive cancer epidemiology, especially in incidence and survival comparison. Since 2006, he has managed a project to standardize registration methods and played a key role in enacting the Act on Promotion of Cancer Registries (2013). Dr. Matsuda has been involved in international cancer registration training programs in Korea, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, etc. and in the GICR project as the director of the IARC Collaborating Center in Japan. Dr. Matsuda has been the president of the International Association of Cancer Registries, IACR, since 2016 enhancing the capacity of cancer registries worldwide.

Terms of Appointment: December 2017 - December 2019