The weekend before the big game, Jan. 28-29, Indy’s Super Cure rolled out at the IU Simon Cancer Center, an initiative between the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee and the Komen Tissue Bank at IU Simon Cancer Center. The event involved 600 volunteers collecting breast tissue samples from nearly 700 women donors, while also raising awareness and funds.
The repository at IU is the world’s first and only healthy breast tissue bank, intended to help researchers determine differences between healthy and cancerous tissues.
A full-service urgent care center with a lactation station was a first for fans during Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Physicians and nurses from Community Health Network, the IU Medical Group, Franciscan St. Francis Health, St. Vincent Medical Group and IU Health staffed the Super Care Clinic from Jan. 27 through Feb. 5.
|TOP - Donating, removing and processing healthy breast tissue involved hundreds of participants including (left to right) MiRan Choi, Ph.D., assistant research scientist, Department of Surgery, IU School of Medicine, as well as donor Judy Cornett and Linda Han, M.D., director of the IU Simon Cancer Center breast surgical oncology program. (Photos by John R. Gentry)
BOTTOM - IU Health emergency physician Daniel O’Donnell, M.D., was one of many physicians to serve patients at the Super Care Clinic.