Advancing Breast Cancer Research

Komen Tissue Bank: A Look at 15 Years of Advancing Breast Cancer Research

The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center is home to the Komen Tissue Bank (KTB)—the only resource of normal breast tissue in the world.

In this Simon Says session, Anna Maria Storniolo, M.D., founding executive director of the Komen Tissue Bank, and Michele Coté, Ph.D., the incoming director, discuss the 15-year history of this unique tissue bank, from the early engagement and partnership with breast cancer advocates to the massive success of Indy’s Super Cure. You’ll learn how tissue samples are used by researchers around the globe, even during a pandemic. Plus, you’ll learn why normal tissue can teach us about breast cancer, the new initiatives the KTB has underway, and how you can become involved as a volunteer, donor or researcher.

Kathy Miller, M.D., professor of oncology and medicine at IU School of Medicine and associate director of clinical research at the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, moderates.


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