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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is controversial, and no report supports NAC with a high evidence level. Recently, we showed that a deep surgical margin was resected very close to the tumor site in many NAC-treated oral squamous cell carcinoma patients, suggesting that NAC may lead to local recurrence and poor outcomes. The purpose of this(More)
BACKGROUND Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a minimally invasive treatment modality for early and superficial malignancy or premalignancy in the head and neck regions. However, few studies have examined the use of Photofrin-mediated PDT to manage early carcinoma and dysplasia in the oral cavity. METHODS Between January 2004 and November 2008, 25 T1 to T2(More)