Emma Sheedy
University of Notre Dame
CancerPathologyAdipose tissueExtracellular matrixPeritoneumFemale reproductive systemTumor microenvironmentTumor-infiltrating lymphocytesPeritoneal cavityMetastasisMesotheliumContext (language use)Ovarian tumorOvarian cancerDisease progressionCancer researchStromaMedicineImmune system
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#1Elizabeth I. Harper (ND: University of Notre Dame)H-Index: 6
#2Emma Sheedy (ND: University of Notre Dame)H-Index: 2
Last. M. Stack (ND: University of Notre Dame)H-Index: 2
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: Age is one of the biggest risk factors for ovarian cancer. Older women have higher rates of diagnosis and death associated with the disease. In mouse models, it was shown that aged mice had greater tumor burden than their younger counterparts when intraperitoneally injected with ovarian tumor cells. While very few papers have been published looking at the direct link between ovarian cancer metastasis and age, there is a wealth of information on how age affects metastatic microenvironments. Mes...
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#1Elizabeth I. Harper (ND: University of Notre Dame)H-Index: 6
#2Elizabeth Loughran (ND: University of Notre Dame)H-Index: 7
Last. M. Sharon Stack (ND: University of Notre Dame)H-Index: 17
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Ovarian cancer (OvCa) is the deadliest cancer of the female reproductive system, ranking fifth in overall cancer deaths among women. Unlike the majority of cancers, OvCa metastasizes via diffusion through the peritoneal cavity, resulting in multiple metastatic sites, including the omentum and peritoneum. These metastasizing OvCa cells induce rapid mesothelial cell retraction and readily adhere to the sub-mesothelial collagen of the extracellular matrix. Epidemiologic data identifies age as a sig...
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#1Elizabeth Loughran (ND: University of Notre Dame)H-Index: 7
#2Annemarie K. Leonard (ND: University of Notre Dame)H-Index: 2
Last. M. Sharon Stack (ND: University of Notre Dame)H-Index: 17
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Abstract Ovarian cancer, the most deadly gynecological malignancy in U.S. women, metastasizes uniquely, spreading through the peritoneal cavity and often generating widespread metastatic sites before diagnosis. The vast majority of ovarian cancer cases occur in women over 40 and the median age at diagnosis is 63. Additionally, elderly women receive poorer prognoses when diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Despite age being a significant risk factor for the development of this cancer, there are little...
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