The Tumours in Space project is one of nine research proposals that the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the China Manned Space Agency have selected to be conducted on the to-be-launched Chinese Space Station.

Cancer research on Chinese space station could lead to new therapies to fight disease, by studying effects of gravity on tumours

  • Researchers theorise that tumours stop growing in zero gravity, and isolating the effect of weightlessness on cancer cells will help understand their properties
  • Study will also examine the impact of cosmic radiation on cancer risk for astronauts on long space missions, such as to Mars, and seeks ways to make trips safer
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The Tumours in Space project is one of nine research proposals that the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the China Manned Space Agency have selected to be conducted on the to-be-launched Chinese Space Station.
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