WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind-Cells of Tyler Trent, senior supporter and cancer operator Purdue University who died in January, are being used by cancer researchers to study the disease.
The Purdue Cancer Research Center says Tuesday that it honored Trent's legacy through three new collaborative research initiatives, including one that uses cancer cells. Center director Tim Ratliff says in a statement that Trent's legacy is that it will help existing and some future patients. ”
Trent died on January 1 at the age of 20 following a battle with bone cancer. He became a social media star with his positive attitude and his decision to live every day to the fullest.
Trent gave his tumors before his death to use for cancer research. Cells are studied using imaging technology.