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