Welcome to the Virtual Tissue Bank (VTB), made available by the Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank (KTB). This resource is available to all, and can be used to:

  • view and download data generated by researchers using KTB samples
  • download and use medical history data of the donors
  • view mammograms of the donors
  • download and use images and H&Es

You can search the data, sort it into different order, and filter through different categories. All data is available to you for downloading.

Researchers who have acquired and worked with samples from the KTB agree to return raw data created from projects using those samples. This data is identified by barcode of donor, and comes in several formats. The data has been generated through various scientific methods such as histology, RNA SEQ, Mass Spec, etc.

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Total Donors: 8998

Blood Donors: 8566

Tissue Donors: 4903

Donations: 12446

Samples: 47120

H&E Images: 4958

Mammogram Images: 19726

Search VTB data


Total Experiments: 21

View Research

How to Use the VTB


Find and Download Experiment Data

Searching, Filtering, Exporting Data


If you download or make use of data from the VTB and use it in a manuscript we would like to be referenced as follows:

“Data from the Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center were used in this study. We thank contributors, including Indiana University who collected data used in this study, as well as donors and their families, whose help and participation made this work possible.”

We continue to work to inform researchers about both the electronic VTB and actual physical tissue samples available through KTB. We appreciate any assistance you can supply in spreading the word about this resource.

Please refer any others who may be able to make use of our samples in their research, or who may need the data stored in this virtual bank, to our website www.komentissuebank.iu.edu. Remember that all VTB data is available for download for your use.

Please do not hesitate to contact COO Jill Henry, jihenry@iupui.edu, with any questions.