The Smart Probe, an Early Cancer Detection Tool
A doctor points to a spot on an X-ray

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Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 9-Higher Education


This NASA video segment explains how space technology is being used to fight breast cancer. Viewers learn that NASA scientists developed a smart probe that can locate suspicious tissue, provide an immediate diagnosis, and predict how the disease will spread. The video also discusses why NASA would become involved in such research and what the potential medical benefits are for humans on Earth and in space.

The Smart Probe, an Early Cancer Detection Tool
Duration: 5 minutes 22 seconds
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This video clip is part of the Destination Tomorrow™ Program 9: Bringing the Future Into Focus DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.


Other video learning clips in this series:
Helios, NASA's Unmanned, Remotely Powered Flying Wing
A Retrospective Look at the Gemini Program
Alleviating Aircraft Noise: The Quiet Aircraft Technology (QAT) Program
Spacesuits and How They Work