College of Technology News:
CIT students help in fight against breast cancer
They may not be analyzing genes, conducting clinical studies, or
developing new treatment therapies, but the work done by two recent
Purdue University College of Technology students may prove to be a key
weapon in the battle against one of the most dreaded diseases.
Dix and Phil Schultheis, both 2011 computer and information technology
graduates, have been using their skills in database and web application
development to create a virtual tissue bank for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center (KTB).
The KTB was created in response to a need articulated by scientists
carrying out breast cancer research. It is the only repository in the
world set up to collect normal, healthy breast tissue, whole blood, DNA,
plasma and serum.
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