Jessica R. Hunn

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Little is known regarding the early aspects of ovarian carcinogenesis. As a consequence, the identification of women at risk for the disease is based primarily on clinical grounds, with family history being the most important risk factor. In this review, we will discuss the various hypotheses regarding ovarian etiology and pathogenesis. In addition, we will(More)
There is increasing evidence that metformin, a commonly used treatment for diabetes, might have the potential to be repurposed as an economical and safe cancer therapeutic. The aim of this study was to determine whether stage III-IV or recurrent endometrial cancer patients who are using metformin during treatment with chemotherapy have improved survival. To(More)
OBJECTIVE Most data regarding conditions associated with or contributing to stillbirth are derived from fetal death certificates. Our purposes were to compare stillbirth data recorded in vital statistics with those in the medical record and to investigate whether diagnostic evaluations differed in tertiary care and community hospitals. METHODS In this(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate surveillance methods and their utility in detecting recurrence of disease in a high grade endometrial cancer population. METHODS We performed a multi-institutional retrospective chart review of women diagnosed with high grade endometrial cancer between the years 2000 and 2011. Surveillance data was abstracted and analyzed.(More)
Aging and estrogen deficiency compromise the skin barrier's defense mechanisms, resulting in greater microbial colonization of the skin. Susceptibility to mechanical injury and chemical irritation also increases. Menopause blunts the cell-mediated immune response to microbes and allergens. Healing after an insult is delayed. Skin disorders such as lichen(More)
Endometrial carcinoma is the fourth most common cancer among women in the United States. Surgical pathologic staging has been the standard of care since 1988, which consists of analysis of collected peritoneal fluid, hysterectomy/oophorectomy, and pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy. In 2005, it was further recommended that essentially all women with(More)
OBJECTIVES Previously we have shown in endometrial cells that progesterone (P4) and calcitriol (CAL, 1,25(OH)2D3) synergistically promote apoptosis and that progestins induce expression of the vitamin D receptor. In the current study we examined the progestin/vitamin D combination in ovarian cells and searched for other progestin-related effects on vitamin(More)
The authors present a case in which Tc-99m HMPAO labeled autologous leukocytes were used to demonstrate a brain abscess in a patient undergoing evaluation for fever of unknown origin. The abscess was demonstrated on both 1-hour and 24-hour images. The positive 1-hour image led to CT and MRI studies, which are included for correlation. In addition to its(More)
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