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The Smart Probe, an Early Cancer Detection Tool

A doctor points to a spot on an X-ray

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 9-Higher Education
Subjects: General Science

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
> View QuickTime [17MB]

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Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild