About HIRF
  1. Mission
  2. Management
  3. History
  4. Affiliates

About ICVS

  • 2001 Tokyo
  • 2003 Beijing
  • 2004 London
  • 2006 Washington DC
  • 2007 Vienna
  • 2008 New York
Grant Programs
  • Clinical Trials
  • Education
  • Training
  • Publication

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Hasumi International Research Foundation (HIRF) was incorporated as a nonprofit organization on January 29, 1999, in Philadelphia, under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of the United States of America, and it has been move to the current location in Washington DC. The Hasumi Foundation intends to qualify as a tax exempt organization as specified in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Hasumi Foundation will be seeking support from public and private sources to further its cancer research program and activities.

The primary purpose of the HIRF is to conduct and support scientific research in connection with finding a cure for various forms of cancer, particularly with the use of immunotherapy. Its mission also is to develop a highly sophisticated database and network system for the collection and dissemination of valuable data from cancer research and treatment throughout the world. Currently, HIRF is supporting cancer research and related program/activities in the United States, Japan, Taiwan, China, and Bulgaria.


ICVS-Washington DC 2006
Chairman & CEO:
Kenichiro Hasumi, MD
Managing Director:
Minoru Komura
Senior Executive Advisers:
Yoshihisa Asano
Joseph S. Gonnella, MD
Stephen M. Foxman, Esq.
Lowell T. Harmison, Ph.D.
Dean L. Mann, MD

Scientific Advisory Board

James Allison, David Avigan, Jacques Banchereau, Jay Berzofsky Jean-Yves Bonnefoy, Esteban Celis, Vincenzo Cerundolo Tyler Curiel, Angus Dalgliesh, Brian Davis, Tim Elliott Edgar Engleman, Olivera Finn, Gustav Gaudernack Martin Glennie, James Gulley, Robert Hawkins, Kayo Inaba Elizabeth Jaffe, Peter Johnson, Ronald Levy, Douglas Lowy Crystal Mackall, Dean Mann, Cornelis Melief, Jeffrey Miller Donald Morton, James Mule, Christian Ottensmei Giorgio Parmiani, Bruce Redman, Ralph Reisfeld, Alan Rickinso Peter Rieber, Steven Rosenberg, Jeffrey Schlom, John Schiller Gerold Schuler, Karol Sikora, Georg Stingl, Ralph Steinman Peter Stern, Zongtang Sun, Richard Vile, Jeffrey Weber Hans Wigzell, Laurence Young, Rolf Zinkernagel and others.