#NBCAM Breast Cancer Research: Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center

Breast Cancer Research: Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank
at the IU Simon Cancer Center

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Since 2007, Susan G. Komen® has invested more than $7 million to support the Susan G. Komen® Tissue Bank at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center – the only healthy breast tissue repository in the world! By studying normal tissue, the tissue bank accelerates research on the causes and prevention of breast cancer.

The Komen Tissue Bank is the only repository in the world for normal breast tissue and matched serum, plasma and DNA. By studying normal tissue, we accelerate research for the causes and prevention of breast cancer. To more deeply understand the evolution of the disease, it is necessary to compare abnormal, cancerous tissue against normal, healthy tissue. We are committed to making a difference by acting as advocates for thinking, sharing and understanding NORMAL.

Learn more about the Komen Tissue Bank: http://komentissuebank.iu.edu/.

Read more about the history and work of the Komen Tissue Bank: http://ww5.komen.org/uploadedFiles/Content/ResearchGrants/Tissue%20Bank%20one%20pager%20FNL.pdf.

Read a first-hand account of tissue collection days: http://blog.komen.org/?p=995.

Follow along all month-long as we celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month on the various digital platforms of Komen Kansas City and use the hashtag #BCJourney to join in the conversation.

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#NBCAM Breast Cancer Research: Research Advocacy

Breast Cancer Research: Research Advocacy

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Research advocates bring the patient’s voice to research, ensuring that the unique and valuable perspectives of breast cancer patients, survivors and co-survivors are integrated into the scientific dialogue and decisions, which impact progress toward ending breast cancer.

Research advocates play a variety of roles throughout the research process. Advocates do everything from educating others about research to participating in research grant peer reviews and working with or as part of scientific teams to help prioritize, develop and implement research projects.

Susan G. Komen®’s Advocates in Science (AIS) program is a community of dedicated volunteer advocates who work to reduce the burden of breast cancer in their communities.

Learn more: http://ww5.komen.org/WhatWeDo/WeFundResearch/BringingthePatientVoicetoResearch/BringingthePatientVoicetoResearch.html.

Follow along all month-long as we celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month on the various digital platforms of Komen Kansas City and use the hashtag #BCJourney to join in the conversation.

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