Nearly 700 women donate breast tissue for research

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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.

The IU School of Medicine says the drive had increased participation from minorities. African-Americans represented 36 percent of donors, Hispanics 7 percent and other minorities 3 percent. In past drives, black women represented only 3.5 percent,
while Hispanics represented less than 1 percent.

The drive also raised more than $1.5 million for the tissue bank.

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