Upcoming KTB collection events
The next event will be held in New York City on November 11, 2017. We are also planning an event in Phoenix for spring of 2018. There will be an event in Indy in 2018. The date is currently unknown, but will not be before May of that year.
Don’t forget about the KTB when you’re on social media!
You’d be surprised by how much one little click can help us. Please “like” us on facebook, and follow us on twitter @komentissuebank.
Dr. Hari Nakshatri recipient of 4-year VA Merit Award!
Dr. Hari Nakshatri, member of the Komen Tissue Bank Scientific Advisory Committee, has been honored with an award totaling $1,201,507, and will join the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center as a Research Scientist. Serum samples from the KTB were part of the preliminary studies of this grant. Congratulations, Dr. Nakshatri!
Latinos under-represented in clinical trials
This article from the Houston Chronicle helps explain the importance of Latinos’ educating themselves about the value of participation in medical research.
Just Peachey: Bearing Fruit cookbook available now!
The Catherine Peachey Fund is a huge supporter of the KTB, has just launched a great cookbook, Just Peachey: Bearing Fruit. 20th Anniversary Edition. It makes a great Holiday gift! Purchase one here.
Click here to see a variety of videos about donating tissue and the importance of donating as a minority woman.
The research is coming, the research is coming!
To learn more about research that has been published using samples from the Komen Tissue Bank, please click here.
The KTB will be starting a new project directed at trying to acquire second donations from women who donated at least five years previously. We will get more information out to you as the project progresses.
The KTB is finally tweeting!
The Komen Tissue Bank is on Twitter. Here’s to our donors, volunteers, and researchers – come follow us! @KomenTissueBank
Why Should I Donate? Video
Watch this video to find out why donating is so important for your cultural heritage.