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3 it's been more than four months since tyler trent died and he's still helping to change people's lives.the purdue center for cancer research has launched a new program.news 18's demie johnson reports, the work it's doing wouldn't be possible without tyler. 3 this program is happening because of donation from tyler trent - but it's not just money in this case.today i learned how researchers are using his tumor cells. 3<still giving even after he's gone.timothy ratliff: "that was just tyler." before he died, tyler trent made the decision to donate his osteosarcoma tumors --- and now the purdue center for cancer research will use tyler's tissue to help them with a new program.although he's been in the field for many years, this process is different for researcher john turek.john turek: "we've looked at many many tissues from patients but never before have i known the name or actually anything about the patient." turek says this research has the potential to help with some groundbreaking discoveries.john turek: "the problems with pediatric cancers, the type of cancer he had is that it's very difficult to make a selection of the drug...you don't always know what drug to choose." and turek says that's an important choice because genetic information isn't helpful in most pediatric cancers. researchers will work to understand how tyler's tissue responds to various drugs john turek: "that will actually allow us to link a lot of that information back to genetic information and other information that they have on these tumors and that will allow us to begin to design clinical trials and research that will benefit future patients." purdue center for cancer research's director timothy ratliff says research like this comes at an especially important time. timothy ratliff: "we've got probably 11 drugs in clinical trials right now, some are in the last stage before fda approval, we're making a whole lot more and with tyler's help we're going to really discover some cures for that osteosarcoma." it's just another piece of the puzzle he is helping to complete.john turek: "all of research is a team effort." ....and tyler certainly was a team player... john turek: "tyler did a great service for a lot of people and a lot of future people."> 3 another way tyler trent's legacy lives on --- is of course through his research endowment.that's now at 1 point 6 million dollars.the walther cancer foundation matches every donation dollar for dollar --- meaning the endowment will be able to fund cancer research