October 14, 2023

Purdue names new pediatric cancer research center for the late Tyler Trent

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – More than four years after Tyler Trent’s passing from the rare bone cancer osteosarcoma, Purdue University is ensuring that the memory of the former graduate and devoted Boilermaker football fan will live on through research to cure his disease and other pediatric cancers. 

On Saturday (Oct. 14), during an early timeout in Purdue’s Hammer Down Cancer football game against Ohio State University, Kelly and Tony Trent, Tyler’s parents, helped announce the establishment of Purdue’s new Tyler Trent Pediatric Cancer Research Center within the Purdue Institute for Cancer Research

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Note to journalists: Tyler Trent b-roll and sound bites with researchers can be found on Google Drive.

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