About Us

Greeting from Chairperson

Hidetaka Katabuchi, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University

I would like to say a few words of greeting as the newly appointed Chairperson of the Japan Society of Gynecologic Oncology (JSGO). The history of the JSGO goes back to the Japan Colposcopy Association, which was founded in August 1975 by Dr. Soju Kurihara, Dr. Yoshio Tenjin, and Dr. Kiichiro Noda, who is currently Honorary Chairman. In later years, with the increasing need to integrate various groups of gynecologic oncology research being conducted by different study groups and academic societies, the Japan Society of Gynecologic Pathology and Colposcopy and the Japan Society of Ovarian Tumor Pathology merged in 1998, and became the non-profit JSGO. It became a public-interest incorporated association in 2013. The JSGO currently has 4,128, members including gynecologic oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists.