Ataxia Research / Chemo Brain Study

Ataxia Research

We're taking a look at some of the work being done at the USF Ataxia Research Center, particularly in a clinical trial of a drug that might become the first approved treatment for Freidreich's ataxia. University Beat on WUSF TV also introduces you to an FA patient and tells you about a pair of very important upcoming events for the Center.

Chemo Brain Study

Moffitt Cancer Center is looking for volunteers for a study on “chemo brain”— subtle but long-term changes in a cancer patient’s thinking and memory that may be a result of their treatment. But as we’ll find out on this week’s University Beat, Moffitt isn’t seeking volunteers with cancer; they need HEALTHY people to volunteer. Hear the reasons why and who exactly they want on University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

Video Extras

Natchez Hanson Describes Her Life with Friedrich's Ataxia

24-year-old Natchez Hanson describes what it's like living with Friedreich's ataxia and talks about how her students at Fort Meade Middle-Senior School in Polk County treat her.

More Information: 

USF Ataxia Research Center
Clinic Appointments: 813-396-9478
Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA)
484-879-6160 website
Edison Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Clinical trial of EPI-743 is already full & underway
Thursday, September 5th
Understanding A Cure Friedreich's Ataxia Scientific Symposium
USF Health’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS)
Click here to RSVP, free to the public, will also be live-streamed
Saturday, September 7th
2013 FARA Energy Ball
A La Carte Event Pavilion Tampa
Click here for ticket info
Thinking and Living with Cancer Study
Seeking women 60 or older, who speak English, who have not had any form of cancer, except for minor skin cancers of the non-melanoma type
Paul Jacobsen, PhD
Associate Center Director, Moffitt Cancer Center Division of Population Science
Website Lab page

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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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