From Sexual Dysfunction to Anxiety, Cancer Survivors Struggle Post Treatment

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 […]

  • 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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  • Fighting Cancer, Aging at DNA Level

    When most of us think of treating cancer, we focus on surgery or chemotherapy to shrink or remove tumors. But a researcher and undergraduate student at the College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences are looking to erase cancer at the epigenetic level, by studying how the body turns on and off certain genes […]

  • Lasers as a Potential Cancer Cure Earns UCF Professor National Recognition

    Using lasers to track down cancerous cells and to develop high-capacity storage units recently earned University of Central Florida professor Kevin Belfield national honors. Belfield, a chemistry and optics professor, was named a national AAAS Fellow. The honor is given to individuals by their peers for efforts to advance science or its application. Belfield was […]

  • Meet Professional Wakeboarder Who Conquered Cancer

    University of Central Florida alumna Alexa Score has accomplished incredible things in her 23 years. A native of Spicer, Minn., Score earned her degree in finance from UCF in December. A professional wakeboarder whose skills were featured on the MTV series “WakeBrothers,” Score is used acing tricks on Central Florida’s lakes. But for Score, her […]

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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.