It’s just a few little cells …
If you are a healthy woman looking for a way to really make a difference in breast cancer research, think about donating to the Komen Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center. That’s my cancer center, in case you didn’t know, and I am very proud they are home to this project. (And if you visit that link, you’ll see my oncologist, who is the president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology this year. Woo hoo!)
The Komen Tissue Bank is a repository of healthy tissue samples to help scientists in their search to find the causes and cures for breast cancer. It is a project of critical importance to research and has contributed samples to numerous studies.
They are looking for donors this Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at the center in Indianapolis. If you are in this area and are a healthy woman age 18 or older, I’d encourage you to read more and see if you can participate. If you are not in this area, I would encourage you to contact the bank to see if they have a collection event planned in your area in the future.