February 6th, 2012

Indy Super Cure: One woman’s story inspires many to act

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The first time Traci Runge tried to donate tissue to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center, she was turned away because she had not preregistered. But Runge persisted…Four years later, it was -- and Runge became the first person who had donated healthy breast tissue to the bank to subsequently give cancerous tissue as well…"It has been a ground-breaking development in breast cancer research to have this resource," said Dr. Amy Degnim, a breast surgical oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

IndyStar, by Shari Rudavsky, 02/03/2012

Tags: Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, breast surgical oncologist, Cancer, Dr. Amy Degnim, IU Simon CAncer Center, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank, Traci Runge, Women's Health

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