Knight-Thon 2015 Has Special Meaning for Cancer Survivor

Knight-Thon 2015 Has Special Meaning for Cancer Survivor

Chris Hixon received something terrifying on his 6th birthday: A diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of blood cancer that’s often fatal. “The chances that I would survive were not in my favor,” Hixon said. The next 2½ years were a whirlwind of chemotherapy, spinal taps and other procedures at a South Florida children’s […]

  • Medical Researchers Earn Grant Trifecta

    The week of February 23 was a research trifecta for UCF’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences as three faculty members received grants for their efforts to treat and cure diseases ranging from cancer to cystic fibrosis. “We have really outstanding faculty at Burnett who work extremely hard,” said Dr. Griffith Parks, director of the Burnett […]

  • Color Changes Everything: UCF Helps Develop Tool to Aid Doctors Looking for Cancer Clues

    Like real estate, gene expression is all about location, location, location – and a team of University of Central Florida researchers has just helped create a colored genetic map that doctors studying cancer can use to figure out how the disease works. Engineering associate professor Shaojie Zhang and graduate student Ardalan Naseri created a software […]

  • From Sexual Dysfunction to Anxiety, Cancer Survivors Struggle Post Treatment

    Even decades after being cured, many cancer survivors face physical and mental challenges resulting from their disease and its treatment. From physical problems such as sexual dysfunction to anxiety about getting cancer again to financial hardships 20 years later related to treatment, survivors continue to fight long after the actual disease is defeated. That’s the […]


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  • Keeping Up With Cancer Research — and Mustaches

    Biotechnology graduate Bradley Campagna, ’11, is one of many “Mo Bros” who have taken up the fight against cancer — along with sprouting a November mustache as part of the annual Movember Foundation campaign to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. Campagna, a cytogenetic technologist who delivers results to cancer patients, said most of his co-workers at […]

  • Researcher to Discuss Fighting Cancer with Nanotechnology

    National Medal of Science recipient Mostafa A. El-Sayed, whose nanotechnology research has led to new ways of treating cancer, will speak at UCF on Friday, Sept. 5, about his current projects. El-Sayed, director of Georgia Tech’s Laser Dynamics Laboratory, will speak at 3 p.m. at CREOL Room 102 about “Nanotechnology Meets Biology in the Cancer […]

  • Cancer Fight Hits Home

    Hundreds of flickering candles shone through the darkness at the annual Relay for Life in Lake Nona, each one representing a life affected by cancer. And as College of Medicine participants gathered at the huge fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, the battle to cure the disease was a personal one. First-year medical student Robert […]

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Research at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences

The four main areas of research at the UCF College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences are featured.