Tyler Trent’s Cancer Research Efforts Continue On

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The Purdue Center for Cancer Research has announced it will honor Tyler Trent through a series of collaborative research initiatives, including one that uses his donated cancer cells. The announcement comes on the same day Trent’s book, The Upset, hits stands. 

Trent donated his osteosarcoma tumors before his death on January 1 to be used for research to help others. This is the most recent effort in Trent’s long history of activism for a cure

Trent's book, released today, will continue to raise funds to find a cure for cancer. Proceeds from the book will directly support the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment for Riley Hospital. 

“Part of Tyler’s incredible lasting legacy is that he will help current and future patients,” said Tim Ratliff, a professor of comparative pathobiology in Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Robert Wallace Miller Director of the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, in a news release. “Our focus is on moving treatments forward so they reach those in need.”

The university says Trent’s donated cells will be tested using biodynamic imaging.

To learn more about Purdue's cancer research, click here

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