Program for Critical Technologies in Breast Oncology
Final rept. 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1999
YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
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The Program for Critical Technologies in Breast Oncology is involved in several interrelated areas of support for research on breast cancer 1 centralized collection and evaluation of human breast tissues 2 establishment of a comprehensive database 3 distribution of tissue samples 4 molecular characterization of tissues and 5 examination of ethical questions relating to tissue use. Human tissue samples are essential to progress in research on breast cancer. A shared resource facility can best cope with the demands of proper collection and storage of human tissue for a variety of research uses, without interfering with the pathologists diagnosis. Because of advances in early detection of breast cancer, the size of tumors is getting smaller. This situation demands that efficient use be made of tissues, so that many researchers can share the use of one sample. Any research using tissues must be done with appropriate information about the tissues, and in a ethical manner that respects the patients rights. The Program for Critical Technologies in Breast Oncology helps address all of these various issues, and provides one central facility where breast cancer researchers may obtain tissues and information about tissues, have access to research assays, and receive guidance on ethical issues.
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