Human Breast Cancer Cell/Tissue Bank and Database.
Annual rept. 1 Sep 94-31 Aug 95,
ALABAMA UNIV IN BIRMINGHAM
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During the first year of existence of the University of Michigan Human Breast CellTissue Bank and Data base, we have accomplished many of the goals that were originally set forth in our Statement of Work. We have developed and implemented a system for procuring breast cancer specimens for our bank in a way that does not compromise the diagnostic value of the specimens. We have developed a system to bank paraffin embedded tissues, frozen specimens, and viable breast cancer cells in ways that allow for distribution to breast cancer researchers. We have also developed new human breast cancer cell lines that are available to researchers who use this resource. We have developed a comprehensive data base that links tumor specimens with clinical data, demographic data and family history data without compromising the confidentiality of the patient and have developed an administrative structure for distribution of these cells and tissues. A World Wide Web page for advertising of this resource and for on-line ordering of breast cancer cells and tissues is under construction. Thus, we are well on our way to developing a unique resource that will provide badly needed human breast cancer specimens to breast cancer researchers.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Computer Programming and Software