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)
BACKGROUND Multinucleated cells are frequently seen in association with a malignant neoplasm. Some of these multinucleated cells are considered to be neoplastic. The mechanism of neoplastic multinucleation remains unknown, but is considered to be induced by either cell-cell fusion or acytokinetic cell division. Myxofibrosarcoma consists of spindled and(More)
Cancer-associated retinopathy (CAR) is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome that is characterized by retinal degeneration. Two cDNA clones, recoverin and tubby-like protein 1 (TULP1), were isolated from a human retinal cDNA library by using serum from a CAR patient as the probe. Both recoverin and TULP1 are retina-specific protein, and TULP1 is a member of tubby(More)
Aberrant methylation of Nr4a3 exon 3 CpG island (CpGi) was initially identified during multistep mouse skin carcinogenesis. Nr4a3 is also known as a critical gene for neuronal development. Thus, we examined the Nr4a3 exon 3 CpGi methylation in mouse brain tissues from 15-day embryos, newborns and 12-week-old adults and found significant increase of its(More)
Expression of the tumor suppressor gene TUSC2 is reduced or absent in most lung cancers and is associated with worse overall survival. In this study, we restored TUSC2 gene expression in several wild type EGFR non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines resistant to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor erlotinib and(More)
Diagnosing adipocytic tumors can be challenging because it is often difficult to morphologically distinguish between benign, intermediate and malignant adipocytic tumors, and other sarcomas that are histologically similar. Recently, a number of tumor-specific chromosome translocations and associated fusion genes have been identified in adipocytic tumors and(More)