NASA has partnered recently with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to use the U.S. portion of the ISS for medical research, including cancer studies.
On the ISS, the near-zero-gravity environment could allow researchers to develop three-dimensional cancer cell clusters.
Higher-purity protein crystals may be grown in space than on Earth.
NASA developed a bioreactor device to simulate the effect of reduced gravity.
LED Photodynamic therapy research has been applied to activating cancer drugs once they have been pinpointed inside a tumor.
Charge-coupled devices (CCDs) used in the Hubble Space Telescope to convert a distant star's light directly into digital images have been adapted to improve existing methods for physicians to detect small masses in breast tissue.
Software Designed by NASA to Significantly Improve the Extraction of Patterns from Complex Data Sets.
NASA scientists, in conjunction with industry and academic researchers, discovered a safer method to decrease exposure to harmful X-rays in mammographies or breast radiography.
The Potential of Carbon Nanotubes to Diagnose and Treat Brain Tumors is Being Explored.
Working under a Small Business Innovation Research contract with NASA's Ames Research Center, Amnis Corporation designed a method that allows users to view whole cells at the same time, rather than just one section of each cell.
The BioScan System Locates Cancerous Lesions by Detecting the Cancer's Ability to Recruit a New Blood Supply