Hiroyuki Kawashima

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A 34-year-old man developed a spindle-cell sarcoma originating in a preexisting lesion of monostotic fibrous dysplasia. A review of the literature reveals 83 cases of a malignant degeneration in fibrous dysplasia; osteosarcoma was the most common type of tumor. The next most common were fibrosarcoma and chondrosarcoma. The malignant tumor usually developed(More)
OBJECTIVE To distinguish between benign and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors around the pelvis. METHODS A retrospective study of 30 patients with benign and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors located around the pelvis was performed. Clinical, imaging and histological features of 19 benign and 11 malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinical features and the management of alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) are not well known. The efficacy of chemotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma, including high-dose ifosfamide and cisplatin, has not been established yet. Some reports suggest ASPS may occur primarily in bone. METHODS We report on a series of 57 patients with ASPS over 20(More)
Ligaments and tendons are comprised of tough yet flexible connective tissue. Little is known, however, about the precise characteristics of the cells in ligaments and tendons due to the absence of specific markers and cell lines. We recently reported a periodontal ligament cell line, PDL-L2, with suppressed Runx2/Osf2 transcriptional activity and an(More)
Recombinant adenovirus is used as a competent vector in a wide spectrum of cancer gene therapies. Adenovirus infection depends on coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR)-mediated virus attachment to the cell surface. However, the expression levels of CAR and the efficiency of adenoviral gene transduction in musculoskeletal tumors have not been(More)
Prominent osteoconductive activity and the biodegradable nature of beta tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP) for bone grafts in animal experiments has been reported. A new type of beta-TCP has been manufactured at extraordinarily high purity and has been available as potent bone grafting substitute for clinical use. The histological features of grafted beta-TCP(More)
NPRL2 is one of the novel candidate tumor suppressor genes identified in the human chromosome 3p21.3 region. The NPRL2 has shown potent tumor suppression activity in vitro and in vivo and has been suggested to be involved in DNA mismatch repair, cell cycle checkpoint signaling, and regulation of the apoptotic pathway. In this study, we analyzed the(More)
Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9, the 92-kDa type IV collagenase, contributes to tumor invasion and metastases, and strategies to down-regulate its expression could ultimately be of clinical utility. A pyrrole-imidazole (PI) polyamide that targets the activator protein-1 (AP-1)-binding site of the MMP-9 promoter was designed and synthesized as a(More)
A telomerase-specific oncolytic adenovirus, Telomelysin, can selectively kill cancer cells, and be attenuated in normal cells. We herein describe the oncolytic effect of Telomelysin on human osteosarcoma both in vitro and in vivo. The anti-tumor effects of Telomelysin were evaluated on human osteosarcoma cell lines in vitro and in a mouse xenograft model of(More)
The present study aimed to assess the long-term results of seton placement for fistula-in-ano (FIA) in infants. Data of patients aged <1 year who presented to our department with perianal abscess (PA) between January 2006 and February 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. Our standard initial treatment for PA was incision and drainage. Patients with systemic(More)