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:
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.
Total Donors: 8998
Blood Donors: 8566
Tissue Donors: 4903
H&E Images: 4958
Mammogram Images: 19726Search VTB data
Total Experiments: 21View Research
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, email@example.com, with any questions.