Healthy breast tissue was donated by almost 700 women for research on breast cancer. Of the 700, 36 percent were African-American. The last time these donations were made only 3.5 percent of the donors were African American. The Washington Examiner reports that the drive also raised more than 1.5 million dollars for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank:
Nearly 700 women have donated healthy breast tissue to the nation’s only facility to collect, catalog and analyze tissue for breast cancer research.
The women donated their tissue Jan. 28-29 during Indy’s Super Cure, sponsored by the Super Bowl Host Committee and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank at Indiana University’s Simon Cancer Center in downtown Indianapolis.
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