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June 15th, 2016

Dear Komen Tissue Bank donors, volunteers, and friends, we would like to introduce our new summer interns. Please help us welcome Rachael and Ines!

RachaelHere is what Rachael would like to tell you about herself: My name is Rachael Delph and I am a summer intern here at the Komen Tissue Bank.… Read More >

Amazing Amelia

March 18th, 2016

Submitted by guest author, Stephanie Rufenbarger Lesher

The Amelia Project is back!  I walked in as the last session before lunch was wrapping up.  I could immediately feel the energy in the room and see the excitement on the face of Dr.Read More >

Please meet summer intern Sarah Spence

June 2nd, 2015

Sarah Spence is interning in our lab this summer, working with KTB Biospecimen Manager Theresa Mathieson and  KTB Research Scientist Natascia Marino. Sarah, who is from Brownsburg, IN,  came to us through unusual channels.… Read More >

Life of a Health Administration Major at Indiana University – Bloomington

May 15th, 2015

by Mackenzie Shumaker, KTB Intern

“What do you want to be when you get out of school?” – a question every college-bound student has heard a time or two. As a freshman at Indiana University, you enter Bloomington with endless possibilities.… Read More >

Interns Come, Interns Go…and Interns Come!

May 1st, 2015

We will be welcoming a fresh batch of summer interns here at the KTB, and as always, we want you to get to know them too. Before we go further though, we wish a bittersweet goodbye to our intern for the last semester, Jessica Nordhoff, who is about to graduate next week from IU Kokomo.  Jessica was an outstanding addition to our team.… Read More >

Crown (Wheaton/Bekins) moves the KTB

March 25th, 2015

Cancer…The word itself seems to leave ashes on your tongue.

It is a deadly, ruthless disease that has affected most of us in some way shape or form.  Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for women in North America.  It accounts for nearly 30 percent of all cancer cases in females.  This is a staggering rate.… Read More >

COO Jill Henry Speaks about the KTB Collection Event in Houston on Feb. 28, 2015

February 16th, 2015

I love my job.  As the COO of the Susan G. Komen ® Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center (Komen Tissue Bank) in Indianapolis, Indiana, I and a team of dedicated, encouraging, like-minded colleagues get to face each work day filled with hope that the work about which we are so passionate will one day lead to a cure for breast cancer.… Read More >

Polo with Peachey – POSTPONED TO SATURDAY 9/12!

September 9th, 2014








Did you know more than 200,000 women were newly diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013? Nearly 40,000 more lost the fight.* Here at The Catherine Peachey Fund, those figures are simply unacceptable.… Read More >

A posting from tissue donor and volunteer, Dr. Sabrina Williams

August 26th, 2014

From a donor and volunteer:

I would like to thank the Komen Tissue Bank for the opportunity to donate and to serve.

As a black female and a physician, I have encountered breast cancer on so many levels.  Every day I am urging and/or encouraging a woman to get a mammogram, get BRCA tested due to family history or just to be proactive in self breast exams and knowing her body.  I have had to deliver good news, bad news and devastating news to my patients and I have had family and friends who have overcome or succumbed to the disease process after valiant fights and struggles.   I have raised money and participated in many breast cancer walks and prayer vigils but my most meaningful experience was to donate breast tissue to further research primarily in African American women.   When I gave my tissue, I brought along my 9 year old daughter for support and to show her how important it is to give back to research.  My daughter lost her paternal grandmother to stage 4 breast cancer when she was 2, an age when she was just developing a relationship with her grandmother.  Giving a small part of me to help something so much bigger than me was very gratifying and brought me to tears because I could be helping to save my daughter’s future life.… Read More >

Here Come the Interns! part 3

July 21st, 2014

Just in case you didn’t know, aside from our Executive Director,  the Komen Tissue Bank (KTB) is run by a staff of only five full-time employees, with added support from one part-timer who now divides her time between the office and the lab.… Read More >

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