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.
Houston collection coming soon
The KTB will hold a tissue collection event in Houston on February 28, 2015,, at Baylor College of Medicine, McNair Campus, 7200 Cambridge, Houston, TX 77030. Women interested in donating tissue at this event should please join the Interested Donor List. Minority women are especially encouraged to donate. If you are a woman of color in the Houston area, and would like to donate your healthy breast tissue, click here to join the interested donor list. You will be emailed when registration is open. If you are male or ore not a minority female, please consider volunteering to work at the event by clicking here.
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
Upcoming KTB collection events
In 2014, we will hold two more collections in Indianapolis, on Saturday, August 16th and Saturday, November 8th.
What Is It Like Video
Are you wondering what it’s like to donate tissue to the Komen Tissue Bank? Watch this video which should answer your questions!