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Locoregional recurrence of oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) has been considered a poor prognostic entity in terms of survival rate. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of locoregional recurrence and to identify significant risk factors for locoregional recurrence in early-stage OTSCC. We retrospectively reviewed the records of(More)
Vascular invasion and lymph node metastasis have been used as histopathological prognosticators of cancers including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). In addition to metastatic potential via blood vessels, tumor-induced angiogenesis might also be associated with prognosis. However, the efficacy of combined evaluation of vascular invasion and(More)
Podoplanin, a type I transmembrane glycoprotein with an effect of platelet aggregation, has been reported to be one of the possible prognostic factors of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). However, the biological significance of podoplanin is largely unclear. The aim of this study was to develop a practical model for the prediction of prognosis using the(More)
The correlation between expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and prognosis for oral squamous cell carcinoma was investigated. Tissue samples of oral squamous cell carcinoma were obtained from 63 patients. Of these patients, 11 had stage I, 17 had stage II, 9 had stage III, and 26 had stage IV tumours. Immunohistochemical expression of(More)
INTRODUCTION In this study, we investigated whether such a discontinuation of oral bisphosphonate (BP) for 3 months might influence the incidence of BP-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) and wound healing after tooth extraction in patients receiving oral BP therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS There were a total of 434 teeth in 201 patients (18 males and(More)
We examined the apoptotic effects of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in leukemia cells (HL60) and lymphoma cells (Raji). Moreover, we also investigated the relationship of apoptosis induced by PDT to heat shock protein (HSP) expression. To induce 80% of cell death by PDT, HL60 cells required 6 microg/mL and Raji cells required 9 microg/mL of Photofrin. PDT(More)
The aim of this study was to define the appropriate fractionation interval between photodynamic therapies (PDTs) for enhanced anti-tumour effects on human oral squamous cell carcinoma (HOSCC). Reoxygenation of HOSCC and the proliferative kinetics of the tumour cells following PDT exposure were evaluated in terms of immunohistochemical expression of vascular(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between the expression of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1 alpha) and proliferative activity in tumor cells, lymph node metastasis, as well as prognosis in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Fifty-seven biopsy specimens of OSCC were investigated for the expression of HIF-1 alpha(More)
A robust method for inducing bone formation from cultured dental mesenchymal cells has not been established. In this study, a method for generating bone tissue in vivo from cultured human dental pulp- and periodontal ligament-derived cells (DPCs and PDLCs, respectively) was designed using exogenous bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2). DPCs and PDLCs showed(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between the immunohistochemical expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), factor VIII, and CD34 (markers of endothelial cells), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and the recurrence of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and oral epithelial dysplasia (OED) subjected(More)