UCF: Fighting Cancer, Aging at DNA Level

UCF: Fighting Cancer, Aging at DNA Level

UCF: 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 in response to environmental factors like toxins, cigarette smoke or excessive sunlight.

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