Self-introduction Ito

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Disaster Medical Science
Disaster Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kiyoshi ITO (Professor)


Research summary

My professional fields are gynecologic oncology, gynecologic cancer detection and diagnosis, and disaster obstetrics and gynecology.
The great disaster and subsequent chronic stress caused by living in evacuation centers and temporary housing, and severe changes in living environment including diet may have affected the endocrine system of women and related development of gynecological diseases. There is a need to clarify the characteristics of gynecological diseases caused by a major disaster and subsequent chronic changes in the living environment, with the goal of establishing preventive measures.
Miyagi Prefecture is thought of as the birthplace of cancer examination, and the consultation rate for cervical cancer screening in this prefecture is the highest in Japan. The Great East Japan Earthquake devastated the healthcare system in coastal areas and reestablishment of this system should be important for maintaining the long-term health of disaster victims.