Last week: CANCER ASSASSIN: Known as the cancer assassin, UCF professor Annette Khaled has focused on defeating the deadly disease for 20 years. Her College of Medicine team recently found that a protein complex called chaperonin could help to detect metastatic cancer earlier and give patients more treatment options. When there is more chaperonin in the blood, that means the cancer is more advanced and may be spreading. Dr. Khaled’s newly developed liquid biopsy technique also is noninvasive for patients. Funding that supported this research came from Orlando’s Cure Bowl, which has provided $1.5 million in support for Dr. Khaled over the past seven years.
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