Natural Kill Cell Technology to Stop Cancer Gets Licensed, On Way to Clinical Trials

Natural Kill Cell Technology to Stop Cancer Gets Licensed, On Way to Clinical Trials

Our bodies contain Natural Killer (NK) cells – an army that stops cancers and viruses before they can make us sick. A researcher from the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine has created a nanoparticle that increases the number of these killers 10,000-fold in the lab and her new technology has generated a licensing […]

Loerzel Appointed to Endowed Professorship in Oncology Nursing

Victoria (Vicki) Loerzel, an associate professor and oncology nursing expert at the UCF College of Nursing, has been appointed to the Beat M. and Jill L. Kahli Endowed Professorship in Oncology Nursing. An oncology certified nurse with more than 20 years of clinical experience, Loerzel has been a member of the college faculty since 2005 […]

New UCF Research: Damage To Tiny Protein Function Leads To Heart Disease

A UCF College of Medicine researcher has identified for the first time a tiny liver protein that when disrupted can lead to the nation’s top killer – cardiovascular disease – as well as fatty liver disease, a precursor to cancer. The chief culprit in disabling the protein’s delicate mechanics is a fatty acid found in […]

NIH Grant Awarded to Improve Cancer Symptom Management in Older Adults

Victoria Loerzel, associate professor at the UCF College of Nursing, has been awarded $463,104 in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve cancer symptom management in older adults. With the grant, which was issued by the NIH National Institute of Nursing Research, Loerzel will design, develop and test an interactive educational tool […]