User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Sanford Collects Blood, Tissue In Biobank

August 29, 2011, 5:13 PM by Casey Wonnenberg

Sanford Collects Blood, Tissue In Biobank
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Statistics show one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their life.

As part of the new Edith Sanford Breast Cancer initiative, researchers in Sioux Falls are hoping a Biobank will help diagnose people earlier and maybe even find a cure.

The Biobank is a collection of blood and tissue.  Researchers will use it to study the genetics behind breast cancer.

Technicians place blood, plasma and DNA into small tubes. They're then stored in a freezer that is set at exactly -80 degrees Celsius, or around -112 Fahrenheit. Researchers hope to use the samples for 10 to 20 years.

"We also have back-up systems for these freezers, so that in the event of an electrical or mechanical failure, the samples will stay cold," Researcher Chun-Hung Chan said.

To be part of the Biobank, you just have to donate blood and fill out a little paperwork. Right now, Sanford is only getting information from people who have a history of breast cancer.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Four Dead In Sisseton Shooting

11/22/2014 7:09 AM

South Dakota authorities are searching for a Sisseton man following a shooting early Saturday morning that left four people dead and another person in...

Full Story
UPDATE: Sisseton Homicide Suspect Found Dead In Home

11/22/2014 10:40 AM

Colter Richard Arbach has been located and identified as one of the four people shot and killed this morning in Sisseston.

Full Story
Sisseton In Shock After Shooting

11/22/2014 5:51 PM

It appears a Sisseton man killed three people and injured a fourth before killing himself early Saturday morning, according to the South Dakota A...

Full Story | Watch
Names Of Sisseton Shooting Victims Released

11/24/2014 10:32 AM

Authorities release the names of the people shot to death and hurt in Sisseton over the weekend.

Full Story
Three People Arrested For Deadly Stabbing In Wagner

11/23/2014 3:12 PM

Three people have been arrested after a deadly stabbing in Wagner.

Full Story


Events