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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.

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