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Aneesh Bhat presented at The Sixth Polygence Symposium of Rising Scholars. Interested in the next Symposium? Fill out the interest form here for more information.

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Aneesh Bhat

San Mateo High School, San Mateo, CaliforniaClass of 2023

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  • Effects on Fascia Densification and Fibrosis on Carcinoma with mentor Katherine Anne (Oct. 13, 2021)

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Effects on Fascia Densification and Fibrosis on Carcinoma

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Carcinoma, the most common type of cancer worldwide, may stem from numerous pathways including inflammation. In the epithelial tissue, chronic inflammation and acute inflammation have been recognized as major contributors to the development, growth, and metastasis of carcinoma. Because of the relationship between inflammation and carcinoma, current research has been aimed at identifying the causes of inflammatory responses. Fascia dysfunction has recently been recognized as a potential pathway to inflammation by regulating lymphatic flow. This presentation analyzes the processes linking fascia densification and fibrosis, lymphatic dysfunction, and inflammation as well as inflammation’s relationship with carcinoma.