The Global Station for Quantum Medical Science and Engineering (GSQ) was established in April 2014 at the newly opened Proton Beam Therapy Center (PBT center), Hokkaido University Hospital. Prof. Hiroki Shirato, the director of the PBT center, serves as the director of the Global Station and under his direction, GSQ is designed to serve as a research hub facilitating innovative collaborative studies with a world-leading research unit.
The Radiation Oncology Department of Stanford University School of Medicine, headed by Prof. Quynh-Thu Le, is also seeking to develop this world-leading innovative radiation therapy method, and thus is participating in our collaboration research as a core unit. Currently, 14 researchers are joining the Global Station from the Hokkaido University Unit, while further 15 researchers participate in the research efforts from the Stanford Unit. Based on this unprecedented collaboration between two leading research units of the Hokkaido unit and the Stanford unit, the Global Station for Quantum Medical Science and Engineering is expected to become one of the most innovative research hub on radiation therapy in the world.