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Men's Breast Tissue Needed for Cancer Research

Men's Breast Tissue Needed for Cancer Research

Like women, men can develop breast cancer. To better understand breast cancer in men, the Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center is accepting men’s breast tissue.

Calling all healthy men from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, your donation will go directly to the research of men’s breast cancer. By seeing healthy breast tissue compared to cancerous tissue, researchers will be able to better understand the differences. This could lead to discovering new, effective breast cancer treatments or possibly help prevent the disease for future generations.

To participate in this donation process, you must be at least 18 years of age, can understand and the willingness to sign an informed consent, be willing to give about an hour and a half of your time, not be allergic to local anesthetics, not be receiving a therapeutic blood thinner, and not have breast implants.

If you are interested in participating in this tissue donation, the Komen Tissue Bank is hosting a tissue collection event on June 10, 2023, at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event will take place at the IU Health Simon Cancer Center at 1030 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Pre-registration is required to participate, and appointment times are limited. To register, please call the Komen Tissue Bank at 866-763-0047 or visit their website, to inquire about the registration or donation process.