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Hiroshima University
Job title
Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science(Hiroshima University)
Research funding number


Fumiyuki Yamasaki was born in Okayama, Japan in 1969. He completed his Clinical Residency in Neurosurgery at Kure National Hospital, Kure, Japan in 1996. He received the the Ph.D. degree from the Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Prefecture, Japan in 2003. From 2003 to 2006, he was a Research Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center, the University of Texas, Houston, Texas. F. Yamasaki is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, at the Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan. He is skilled in surgical neuro-oncology, neuro-oncology and pediatric neuro-oncology. He is also skilled in diagnostic neuroradiology including MRI, PET/CT, and functional/advanced imaging.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Mar 2004
Jun 2006
Research fellow, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Jan 2007
Mar 2007
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University
Apr 2007
Oct 2015
Assistant Progessor, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University
Nov 2015
Associate Professor, Hiroshima University Hospital


Apr 1999
Mar 2003
Surgical Neuro-oncology, Graduate School, Division of Medical Sciences, Hiroshima University
Apr 1987
Mar 1993
Medical, Faculty of Medicine, Hiroshima University

Committee Memberships

The Japan Neurosurgical Society  representative
The Japan Society of Brain Tumor Pathology  trustee
Japanese Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery  trustee
Nov 2012
Japan Clinical Oncology Group  JCOG Protocol Review Committee
Apr 2015
Japan Clinical Oncology Group  JCOG Brain Tumor Study Group

Awards & Honors

ADC of brain tumors at MR imaging, Award of KOUJIN Encouragement
Winner: Fumiyuki Yamasaki
Magnetic resonance spectroscopic detection of lactate is predictive of a poor prognosis in patients with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma., Hiroshima Clinical Surgeons Association Award
Winner: Fumiyuki Yamasaki
Role of PROPELLER diffusion-weighted imaging and apparent diffusion coefficient in the evaluation of sellar and parasellar lesions and pituitary adenomas., Award for Research Encouragement of the Japanese society for Hypothalamic and Pituitary Tumors
Winner: Fumiyuki Yamasaki
Imaging after treatment with new drugs for glioma, Excellent poster award
Winner: Fumiyuki Yamasaki
MRS detection of high lipid levels for the differential diagnosis between PCNSL and glioma, Best Symposium Award of Japanese Society for CNS Computed Imaging
Winner: Fumiyuki Yamasaki

Published Papers

Japanese Journal of National Medical Services   48(12) 1079-1082   1994
A 96-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of her head trauma. Neurological examinations reveald no abnormal findings. A computed tomography (CT) scan showed mass effect caused by a subdural hematoma over the right hemisphere. She gr...
Yamasaki F, Hotta T, Taniguchi E, Eguchi K, Hashizume A, Kodama Y, Yuki K
No Shinkei Geka   23(7) 603-607   Jul 1995   [Refereed]
HASHIZUME Akira;KODAMA Yasunori;HOTTA Takuhiro;YUKI Kiyoshi;TANIGUCHI Eiji;EGUCHI Kuniki;YAMASAKI Fumiyuki;KATAYAMA Shoichi;YAMANE Tetsumi;HADA Yoshihiro
神経外科   35(10) 742-744   Oct 1995
A 68-year-old male presented with choroid plexus carcinoma in the left lateral ventricle manifesting as dysarthria and gait disturbance. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a homogeneously enhanced mass in the trigone of the left lateral ventricle. ...
A case of cranial hypertrophic pachymeningitis with intracranial hemorrhage
Eguchi K, Kodama Y, Hotta T, Taniguchi E, Hashizume A, Yamasaki F, Yamane T, Kurisu K, Arita K
No To Shinkei   48(5) 475-480   May 1996   [Refereed]
Yamasaki Fumiyuki;Kodama Yasunori;Hotta Takuhiro;Taniguchi Eiji;Kajiwara Yoshinori;Sakoda Eiichirou;Yamane Tetsumi;Katayama Shoichi;Eguchi Kuniki;Hashizume Akira
Japanese journal of neurosurgery   5(6) 465-469   Nov 1996
This report describes a rare case of Paget's disease complicated by an intracerebral hemorrhage. The patient, a 71-year-old male, was admitted to hospital due to right hemiparesis and a sudden onset of disturbances affecting his consciousness. Com...

Books etc

Methods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prognosis: Brain Cancer.
Yamasaki F, Sugiyama K, Kurisu K (Part:Editor, pp279-296)
Springer   Oct 2010   

Conference Activities & Talks

Recurrence of meningiomas--influence of vascular endothelial growth factor expression.
Yamasaki F
Neuroscience 2000   5 Nov 2000   Society for Neuroscience
Staurosporine induced apoptosis are not only from G2/M phase but also from G1 phase in glioma cell lines by using adenovirus-mediated p16 or p21-gene transfer.
Yamasaki F
Neuroscience 2002   5 Nov 2002   Society for Neuroscience
Sensitivity to Erlotinib (Tarceva) Depends on Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 2 Activity.
Fumiyuki Yamasaki
96th annual meeting of American Association for Cancer Research   17 Apr 2005   AACR
Acquired resistance to erlotinib requires upregulation of phosphorylated Akt in EGFR expressing A-431 cancer cells
1 Oct 2006   
MR findings and prognosis of brain stem gliomas
8 Feb 2007   

Research Grants & Projects

Project Year: 2007 - 2008
Project Year: 2010 - 2012    Investigator(s): YAMASAKI, Fumiyuki
PEA-15 expression level, that is the downstream molecule of EGFR signal pathway, was inversely associated with WHO grade and may serve as an important prognostic factor for high-grade astrocytomas. High PEA-15 expression level displayed a signific...
Project Year: 2011 - 2013    Investigator(s): SUGIYAMA, Kazuhiko
The single voxel 1HMRS detection of lactate is a prognostic factor in patients with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Calculating the apparent diffusion coefficient value is useful for distinguishing lymphoma from glioblastoma. High b-value DWI re...
Project Year: 2013 - 2015
Project Year: 2016 - 2018