Detall de la convocatòria


Objectiu de la convocatòria
The Susan G. Komen® Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center (Komen Tissue Bank, or KTB) is the first and only biorepository in the world containing breast tissue and blood products from donors that show no evidence of breast cancer at the time of donation.
Komen is asking researchers to submit Letters of Intent to describe their innovative research projects that will use KTB resources.
Característiques principals
All proposals must use samples or data derived from the Komen Tissue Bank. Examples of research questions that would be appropriate for the KTB Challenge include, but are not limited to:
  • Are there changes that take place in the normal breast, including the microenvironment, that increase the risk of developing metastatic breast cancer?
  • How do established risk factors (e.g. obesity or alcohol consumption) impact normal breast biology and contribute to breast cancer development?
  • How do gene mutations shared between family members (e.g. mothers and daughters) influence breast cancer development?
  • How do environmental or socio-economic factors contribute to disparities in breast cancer risk?
  • Are there unique characteristics in the breast tissue of women who never develop breast cancer?
  • Lloc de presentació
    El personal de l'IMIM i PSMAR que necessiteu més informació adreceu-vos a:
    Servei de Recerca. C/ Doctor Aiguader, 88. 08003-Barcelona. Tel.: 93.316.05.76.
    Marta López: Ext.: 1576
    Carol Barnwell: Ext.: 1670
    Convocatòria (URL)
    Please check detailed eligibility conditions in pages 3-4 of the call text.
    Up to $200,000, for up to 2 years.
    Proposals should be submitted online through proposalCENTRAL at


    KTB LOI FINAL (2).pdf
    KTB Program Announcement FINAL (1) (1).pdf