Researchers interested in learning how breast cancer develops can earn up to $200,000 for up to two years through a grant from the Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank at the UI Simon Cancer Center. Based in Indianapolis, the Komen Tissue Bank is the first and only biorepository in the world containing breast tissue and blood products from donors that show no evidence of breast cancer at the time of donation.
Applicants must submit a two-page Letter of Intent describing their project and its impact by Sept. 25. Researchers must describe their innovative projects using Komen Tissue Bank resources in the LOI. The top applicants will have the opportunity to pitch their idea in-person.
Numerous resources are available from the Komen Tissue Bank: Tissue samples from more than 5,300 women; blood products from more than 8,000 women; rich medical and demographic data of donors, and annual medical follow-up data since 2014; unique cohorts, including related family members and pregnant/breastfeeding women; the Virtual Tissue Bank, featuring downloadable data generated by researchers using KTB samples; cell lines representing normal counterparts of intrinsic subtypes of breast cancer.
Learn more about KTB here: https://komentissuebank.iu.edu/