The Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank is now open to the UK and Irish breast cancer research community

The Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank is now open to the UK and Irish breast cancer research community

The Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank, which has a core centre in LIMM, is now open to the UK and Irish breast cancer research community. The Tissue Bank has been operating on a small scale over the past year but the doors are now open to applicants from across the UK and Ireland thanks to the hard work and commitment of the Leeds team and their collaborating partners elsewhere in the UK.

Hot on the heels of the opening of the Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank, the Leeds PI, Dr Valerie Speirs of the Division of Cancer and Pathology, visited the Komen Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis, USA. Her visit coincided with the Komen Tissue Bank’s unique "Super Cure" event where around 700 women volunteers attended the IU Simon Cancer Center over 2 days to donate samples of healthy breast tissue. It is hoped her visit will lead to greater collaborative effort between both Tissue Banks (January 2012).