Our Cause

The Komen Tissue Bank is the only repository in the world for normal breast tissue and matched serum, plasma and DNA. We are committed to making a difference by acting as advocates for thinking, sharing and understanding NORMAL. Read a story about the history of the Tissue Bank.

The Komen Tissue Bank has made it a goal to address all thirteen of the priorities outlined in the NCI’s Report of the Breast Cancer Progresss Review Group, published in 1998. Read the entire report.

Think Normal

We are transforming breast cancer research by offering NORMAL, high-quality, richly annotated tissue samples to scientists worldwide.

Share Normal

We are passionate about sharing our research resources. Through NORMAL, we offer opportunities to influence ongoing treatment and prevention discovery.

Understand Normal

We understand the impact of collecting normal breast tissue and are driven to increase knowledge and awareness in the fight against breast cancer.

For directions and a map to the Komen Tissue Bank Offices at 550 University Blvd., please click here and enter your starting point.