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KTB Seeks Consumer Representative

The Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center is looking for a person or persons to serve as its Consumer Representative. The Consumer Representative provides a perspective from the point of view of individuals who may be impacted by breast cancer research or who may be diagnosed wit[...]

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What’s New? Komen Tissue Bank Happenings

What’s New? Komen Tissue Bank Happenings October 24th, 2019 Indy KTB Collection Event is November 16th, 2019 Our final tissue collection event of 2019 will be held in Indianapolis on November 16th. This will likely be the last event held in our home location for about a year, as we are p[...]

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Ladies and Gentlemen…Here’s Pam!

Ladies and Gentlemen…Here’s Pam! October 24th, 2019 Meet Pam Rockey, Biospecimen Manager and newest member of the KTB Team Hello!  I’m very excited to be a part of the amazing work happening at KTB!  I am originally from Greenville, Illinois, but moved to Indianapo[...]

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KTB…A-B-C… 1-2-3!

KTB…A-B-C… 1-2-3! October 24th, 2019 A is for the Amelia Project. Researchers from around the Indiana area converged in Kokomo on March 23 to collaborate and hear about new breakthroughs in breast cancer research. We are very proud of our intern Ashley Vode, who presented our poste[...]

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A Cancer Initiation Study Using Immunofluorescence

A Cancer Initiation Study Using Immunofluorescence October 24th, 2019 Notes from the KTB Lab Not at your best with scientific terminology? Don’t let that keep you from understanding. If any of our researchers’ vocabulary throws you for a loop, just click on this glossary [...]

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What’s New? Komen Tissue Bank Happenings

In 2014, the KTB was fortunate to receive support for an Indianapolis tissue collection event from the Women’s Philanthropy initiative at the IU Foundation. The program, directed by IU’s First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie (pictured here between KTB COO Jill Henry, and KTB Executive Direct[...]

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This is Why You Give: Your Healthy Breast Tissue at Work

Thanks in part to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a major funder of the Komen Tissue Bank, an exciting new clinical trial is now open to patients with aggressive breast cancer. We are excited to share with you news of the opening of a first-of-its-kind clinical trial for metastatic triple negative b[...]

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The Road to a Longitudinal Study

Announcement! The Komen Tissue Bank has become a longitudinal study! What does that mean? According to WhatIs.com, a longitudinal study “ is an observational research method in which data is gathered for the same subjects repeatedly over a period of time. Longitudinal research projects can ex[...]

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Meet A Researcher Series – Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, PhD

Interview with Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, PhD, Asst. Professor, Dept. of food Sciences and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Not at your best with scientific terminology? Don’t let that keep you from understanding. If any of our researchers’ vocabulary throws you f[...]

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KTB…A-B-C… 1-2-3!

In this 1,2,3 – A,B,C section we update you with several interesting pieces of KTB news as well as event notifications. ONE: The KTB is back in Indianapolis with back-to-back tissue collection events. The November 3, 2018 event at the Simon Cancer Center Woman’s Clinic was a wonder[...]

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Join the KTB on Social Media

Have you liked us on Facebook yet, or followed us on Twitter or Instagram? If you haven’t, please do so. Believe it or not, this is a quick and easy – not to mention cost effective – way to support the KTB.  Showing that we have a decent social media following can increase o[...]

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Introducing the KTB Early Life Questionnaire

Early-life characteristics such as childhood body shape, pubertal timing, and growth spurts are factors that have been previously identified as being related to a woman’s likelihood of developing breast cancer later in life. Now, several KTB researchers from different institutions have coll[...]

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The KTB “Welcomes” One of Its Own

Congratulations to Julia McCarty, newly promoted to the position of Events and Regulatory Coordinator. Julia replaces Amy Trullinger, who has moved to a different position within IU. It could be argued that Julia knows more about the KTB than any other staff member. She began during the Indy Supe[...]

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Natascia Marino Presents Poster at AACR 2018 Annual Meeting

In April, BCRF Investigator in Breast Cancer Research Natascia Marino, PhD, attended the American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR) annual meeting in Chicago. Dr. Marino, an Assistant Professor in the Hematology/Oncology Division at the Indiana University School of Medicine, works exclusiv[...]

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Meet Researchers Who Have Used KTB Samples

Interview with Bodhour Salhia, PhD, Assistant Professor of Translational Genomics, Keck School of Medicine of USC Q: How did you find out about the Komen Tissue Bank, and why did it interest you? Honestly, I leaned of the KTB from performing a google search while I was looking for plasma[...]

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The KTB will hold a tissue collection in the Phoenix area!

On Saturday, March 3, 2018, the KTB will partner with Banner MC Anderson Cancer Center to hold a healthy breast tissue collection event in Gilbert, AZ.  All eilgible women are welcome to donate, but women who belong to minority groups are especially encouraged to attend.  If you are inte[...]

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Meet our Researchers

Allow us to introduce two of our researchers to you! First, meet Mark Powell MD, MPH.  Dr. Powell is Senior Researcher for Zero Breast Cancer, a scientific collaboration in San Rafael, CA, and is also Visiting Scientist at Buck Institute for Research on Aging Q: How did you find out[...]

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Cryostats and Microtomes and LN2 Tanks… Oh My!

Holy Moly, science geeks unite! It is raining exciting equipment over here in our lab. Well, we’re excited about it anyway, so we’d love to get you up to date so that you too can feel the thrill.  Through the wonderful generosity of some of our most loyal grantors, the KTB has rec[...]

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KTB … 1,2,3 … A,B,C!

In this 1,2,3 – A,B,C section we update you with several interesting pieces of KTB news as well as event notifications. ONE: The KTB will hold a tissue collection event in Indianapolis on Saturday, January 21st, 2017, at the IU Simon Cancer Center Women’s Clinic, 1030 W. Michigan [...]

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