Released on December 6, 2023

A team led by UCF College of Nursing Endowed Professor Victoria Loerzel ’07PhD was awarded a $2.5M grant to test the innovative intervention that simulates symptoms and self-management.

Looking over the shoulder of an older adult in a clinical setting playing the educational game on a tablet
A look at the app developed by College of Nursing Professor Victoria Loerzel ’07PhD, who has been researching older adults with cancer for over a decade.

Imagine you’re heading home from chemotherapy treatment armed with information from doctors and nurses on how to manage the most feared side effects: nausea and vomiting. What do you do?

If you’re an older adult, you may do nothing. That’s not good, according to Victoria Loerzel ’07PhD, a professor in UCF’s College of Nursing who has been researching older adults with cancer for over a decade.

This is why Loerzel and a team of researchers developed an innovative educational game for older adults with cancer. The game recently received a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Nursing Research for a large-scale pilot.

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