Outline | JAMT : Japan Association of Medical Translation for Cancer
The Japan Association of Medical Translation (JAMT) translates cancer-related medical information from researchers across the globe.
We are a volunteer group of medical specialists and translators. We translate medical information from English into Japanese and disseminate through our free access volunteer website ‘Cancer Info Translation References'(https://www.cancerit.jp/).
Our mission is to provide people in Japan with comprehensive cancer information by translating medical research from English publications into Japanese. Because Japanese cancer patients, and often their health care providers, face a language barrier that limits their access to cancer research and treatment information. We seek to improve chronic shortages of medical translation within the Japanese community of cancer patients and professionals.
JAMT is a non-profit organization founded to eliminate language barriers and to disseminate the latest evidence-based information of cancer treatment and cancer research in Japan.
Cancer impacts all too many of us. In 2004, JAMT was established by a caregiver who lost her brother-in-law to cancer. Her efforts on behalf of patients with cancer garnered the support of involved medical doctors and health care providers.
In 2009, we became incorporated. Now, we have become a group of approximately 180 members, including medical translators, supervisors, and staff. (as of 2019)
We also hope to contribute to empower all cancer survivors as well as to improve the medical literacy for the Japanese society. We are ready to help global activities of cancer patient groups by supporting English-Japanese communication.
JAMT is a non-profit organization. We welcome all donations from companies, organizations or individuals to support our mission. Or we could do translation for a fee.
Please walk with us for cancer survivors and healthcare providers to fight against cancer. Thank you!
President: Kaoru Kubota,M.D., Ph.D. Nippon Medical School Hospital
Vice president: Nozomi Nonaka Medical translator/ writer
Board of Directors:
Teruhisa Azuma,M.D. Shirakawa Satellite for Teaching And Research
Yasushi Goto, M.D. National Cancer Center Hospital
Junko Samata Medical translator
Address: 2-15-22, Landwork Bldg. 8F, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo, Japan 160-0022
Website: Cancer Info Translation References: cancerit.jp
Donations: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Sengawa-branch No. 0072693 Japan Association of Medical Translation