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Odessa 6th graders, Texas Tech Researchers work to find novel treatment for cancer

Students will travel to Lubbock, TX. on Tuesday to work on a colon cancer treatment for astronauts exposed to radiation.
Credit: ECISD Innovation

ODESSA, Texas — As a part of the PICK Education’s model, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a group of student researchers from ECISD are working together on a treatment for cancer in space.

 A group of 6th graders from Nimitz Middle School will be travelingto Lubbock on June 18 to meet with a team of researchers from the Department of Surgery at TTUHSC. 

There, they will load their experiment samples for spaceflight. 

The study aims to treat colon cancer with a method for astronauts who are exposed to radiation in space. 

The experiment is set to launch to the International Space Station on the SpaceX CRS on July 18.

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