University of Kansas Cancer Center Breast Tissue and Serum Repository Core Facility.
Annual rept. 23 Sep 94-22 Sep 95,
KANSAS UNIV MEDICAL CENTER KANSAS CITY
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The newly established Division of Etiology and Prevention of Hormonal Cancers, University of Kansas Cancer Center KUCC, has developed in the first year of U.S. Army Medical Research and Development support a Breast Tissue and Serum Repository BTSR Core Facility to facilitate and foster breast cancer-related research at KUCC and other research institutions in the Southern Plains States. To date, the BTSR has collected multiple malignant breast cancer specimens and corresponding serum and lymphocyte specimens from the same patients. In regard to normal breast specimens collected for BTSR via breast reduction, thus far only one multiple specimen has been obtained. For each patient specimen, whether serum or tissue, a personal health history form has been completed. In addition, physician records of each patient are available if the information contained therein is needed by investigators. Patient confidentiality is strictly maintained, and patients identities are not available to users of the BTSR Core Facility. A committee has been formed comprising both clinical and basic science faculty to review proposals for basic science and clinical studies.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies