Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University is a private university in Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi PrefectureJapan. The Tohoku Pharmaceutical University was established in 1949, based on the Tohoku Pharmaceutical College, which was established in 1939. In 1959, it became the first cancer research institute established at a private pharmaceutical university in Japan. In 1962 it became the first graduate school at the private pharmacy college. With the establishment of a Medical Department in 2015, the university became Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University .