User uShare 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.

34° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options


TEMPERATURE LOCATION | 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





You may also like

Snow Forecasted For Sioux Falls, Sioux City On Friday

11/19/2015 6:28 AM

Areas of southeast South Dakota will be under its first winter storm watch of the season.

Full Story
Roslyn Man Arrested In Shooting

11/21/2015 4:46 PM

A Roslyn, South Dakota man is accused of trying to kill another man overnight.

Full Story
Ronald Neels Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison

11/23/2015 5:59 PM

For more than a decade, nobody knew Ronald Neels was sexually abusing a victim inside his home near Garretson. The victim never said anything about th...

Full Story | Watch
Sioux Falls Issues Snow Alert

11/20/2015 11:00 AM

The City of Sioux Falls has declared a snow alert after heavy snow across the city Friday.

Full Story
Joseph Patterson Sentenced To Life In Prison

11/19/2015 3:55 PM

A judge has sentenced a man who was found guilty in the death of a two-year-old to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Full Story