Tetsuya Yamaoka

Producer, Advertising Bureau Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.

Tetsuya Yamaoka_photoTetsuya Yamaoka was diagnosed with Stage 4 pulmonary adenocarcinoma in July 2010 and today is continuing treatment while working for Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. Since April 2012 he has been a member of the National Cancer Center Patients’ and Citizens’ Panel. Utilizing his personal experience of “working with cancer”, Mr. Yamaoka has made improving the work environment to create a society that enables balance between cancer treatment and employment his life’s work, and he was also a speaker for the “Cancer and Work” related program conducted at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Japan Lung Cancer Society on November 16, 2014.