Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank Teams with LifeOmic to Advance Breast Cancer Research

Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank Teams with LifeOmic to Advance Breast Cancer Research
A partnership between the Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank and LifeOmic, a software company, aims to help researchers globally gain insights into how breast cancer develops, and ways of better treating and preventing it. The world’s only repository for normal breast tissue and matched serum, plasma, and DNA, the Komen bank will use LifeOmic’s Precision Health Cloud (PHC) platform for genomic, clinical and imaging aggregation and analysis, in addition to its survey capabilities. “We are passionate about sharing our research resources with scientists worldwide,” Jill Henry, COO of the tissue bank, said in a press release. “Using LifeOmic’s PHC will expand the Virtual Tissue Bank’s capabilities to help fuel ongoing treatment and prevention discovery.” Established by researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center and Indiana University School of Medicine, the tissue bank furthers breast cancer studies by providing high-quality samples to researchers worldwide. Scientists can now use Komen's Virtual Tissue Bank to access donors’ medical history, request tissue, and download existing data. But they are unable to access genomic information — the
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