The Komen Tissue Bank (KTB) thanks those who have selflessly donated breast tissue or blood or given of their time to help find a cure for breast cancer. The KTB, the only repository in the world for normal breast tissue and matched serum, plasma, and DNA, continues its commitment to studying normal tissue with the ultimate goal of curing 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.
To learn more about research that has been published using samples from the Komen Tissue Bank, please click here.
The Komen Tissue Bank is now processing some samples through a cryopreservation method. To learn more, click here.
I came all the way from Kansas City because I promised my sister, TC, the night before she died (11/07) that I would never stop fighting for her and everyone else who has battled. I am so proud to be a part of this program.