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Introduction

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Internal Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine is made up of ten divisions.
Specialized research objectives in each division are as follows:
The division of galstroenterology concentrates on gastrointestinal malignancies including stomach, colon, liver, pancreas and bile duct cancer. Main research areas are pathogenesis and prevention, development of new diagnostic modalities, and application of new treatment modalities.

The division of hematology focuses on bone marrow transplantation and treatment of malignant lymphoma. The division of pulmonology deals with elucidating basic mechanism, diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases including lung cancer, tuberculosis, COPD and acute respiratory failure.
The division of cardiology interests itself in the development of treatment modalities, for coronary heart diseases and heart transplantation.

The pathogenesis of ESRD and the development of treatment modalities of ESRD, including kidney transplantation, are the main topics in the division of nephrology.
The division of endocrinology concentrates on the pathogenesis and the development of new drugs for diabetes mellitus, thyroid diseases and osteoporosis.

The division of allergy and immunology has been engaged, not only in the characterization of allergens, but also in revealing the humoral and cellular mechanisms of allergic inflammation.
The division of infectious diseases focuses on the treatment of AIDS and nosocomial infections.

The main research interests of the division of rheumatology are the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and immunotherapeutic intervention for various rheumatologic disorders.
The division of oncology studies carcinogenesis and develops new anticancer drugs.

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