Shared Facilities

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

The Komen Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center is the only normal breast tissue bio-repository of its kind in the world, making it uniquely positioned to characterize the molecular and genetic basis of normal breast development and compare it to the different types of breast cancer. It was established expressly for the acquisition of normal  tissues — breast tissue, cryopreserved tissue, serum, plasma and DNA — from volunteer donors with no clinical evidence of breast disease and/or malignancy, providing a resource to investigators around the globe.