Kanya Honoki

Nara Medical UniversityJapan

Dr. Kanya Honoki is an associate professor and the chief of musculoskeletal oncology unit in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Arthroplasty and Regenerative Medicine at Nara Medical University, Japan. After acquisition of his PhD degree at Nara Medical University, he finished his postdoctoral fellowship at Jefferson Medical College. He has devoted his effort, energy, and passion into the field of orthopedic oncology, especially both basic and clinical pathogenesis of the disease progression in sarcomas. Dr. Honoki is also engaged in the research of cancer and stem cell biology and regenerative and restorative medicine. He is an active member of American and European Association for Cancer Research and International Society for Stem Cell Research, Japanese Cancer Association, and Japanese Orthopedic Association and has numerous publications in these areas.

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Osteosarcoma is the most common malignant bone tumor and mainly affects children, adolescents, and young adults. Osteosarcoma shows significant genetic instability, resulting in very complex biology with multifaceted cellular and molecular mechanisms and behavior. Although clinical outcomes, both prognostic and functional, of osteosarcoma dramatically improved in the 1980s, the prognoses of the patients with relapsed and/or metastatic disease remained very poor in spite of our continuous efforts to overcome this difficulty. This book aims to delve into the current advances of basic and clinical sciences in osteosarcoma that are guiding the future directions of its research and clinical practice. The knowledge presented here will lead to further inspiration, ideas, and novel insights into the field of osteosarcoma research. Hopefully, this work will foster improvement of the prognosis for patients suffering from the disease.

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