To Committee members of ISCTasia Regional Operation and ISCTasia Region Members

Dear Friends :

I would like to express our sincere gratitude to your suppport and encouragement for Japanese who are now facing the disaster caused by M 9.0 earthquake, tsunami and ongoing accident at nuclear power plants in Fukushima.

As you may remember, we organized the first Asian regional Meeting for ISCT at Miyazaki last year. We are planning to have the second ISCTasia meeting in coming October at the same city. However, considering the last disaster, we will make a final desicion whether we will be able to host the meeting at the beginning of May. Please wait for another month to obtain the final draft for the second ISCTasia meeting.

We just opened ISCTasia office at National Cancer Center in Tokyo where Dr. Yuji Heike and Takako Wakeda are supporting the ISCTasia regional operation. This office will help all of you communicate with each other and exchange the information to activate the research and development of cellular therapy in Asia. Please feel free to contact the ISCTasia office at any time through our website.

Thank you again for your support and we are looking forward to working together with you.

Akihiko Shimosaka PhD
Vice President, ISCTasia