Yasuaki Arai

Executive advisor to the President, National Cancer Center Chief, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Chief, Interventional Radiology Center, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Yasuaki Arai, M.D. received his medical degree at Jikei University School of Medicine and doctor of medical science at Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine training at Tokyo Medical Center, and served as Staff and then Chief at the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Aichi Cancer Center. After 7 years as Department Chief, he moved to National Cancer Center as Chief at the Department of Diagnostic Radiology. He also served as Director of the Hospital in 2012-2016, and as the President of Japanese Society of Interventional Radiology (JSIR) in 2014-2017.


Engaging in interventional radiology, Dr. Arai has introduced some new devices and technique for better treatment, such as implantable port system, Angio-CT system and tip-deflecting microcatheter. Also, he established and organizes the Japan Interventional Radiology in Oncology Study Group (JIVROSG). The group conducts several clinical studies in the field of interventional oncology to pursue evidences.