By Wendy Sarubbi | October 15, 2015 12:25 pm

Dr. Annette Khaled kicked off the College of Medicine’s latest MedTalk event October 7 to a crowd eager to hear about her latest findings on ways to treat spreading cancer cells

Such metastatic cells, which spread from the original tumor to other parts of the body like the lungs and brain, are what kill most cancer patients.

In her talk she outlined how such cancer cells react to peptides she is working with, which could be helpful in targeting and treating metastatic cancer.

Dr. Khaled, associate professor at the College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, recently received a $250,000 grant from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for her work. She was also chosen to be highlighted at the December 19 AutoNation Cure Bowl in Orlando, which will donate proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Alan Gooch, executive director of the AutoNation Cure Bowl and CEO of Orlando Sports Foundation, attended Dr. Khaled’s talk and said he is hopeful support for Dr. Khaled’s breast cancer research will continue in future years.

MedTalk brings science to the community and particularly to UCF alumni, in an informal setting, where the audience is encouraged to ask questions and learn about the latest research breakthroughs and discoveries at the UCF College of Medicine.



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