Accession Number : ADA299762

Title :   Breast Cancer Cell Line Resource Core Facility Enhancement.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 94-30 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ziff, Barbara L.

PDF Url : ADA299762

Report Date : 30 JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The primary functions of the Breast Cancer Cell Line Resource Core Facility are to manage the breast cancer cell line repository and to assist investigators with cell culture based research. The finding received for this proposal was used for the purchase of equipment which was needed to expand and strengthen a well established and heavily utilized core facility. The LCC breast cancer cell line repository is an extremely valuable breast cancer cell line collection that is arguably one of the most extensive in existence. The repository is managed through a complete Paradox database inventory system. The individual cells are described in an Omins 7 database which is part of a computer network with other Breast Cancer SPORE institutions. The breast cancer cell lines from the repository are made available through the core facility to investigators in other departments of Georgetown University, other U.S. institutions and foreign institutions. Over 1200 individual cell requests have been met since the opening of the core facility in November, 1989. The purchase of two liquid nitrogen freezers and two CO2 incubators provided critically needed cell storage and culture space to export the research of 13 LCRC breast cancer research laboratories.

Descriptors :   *TISSUES(BIOLOGY), *CORES, *CULTURES(BIOLOGY), *CANCER, *MAMMARY GLANDS, DATA BASES, FACILITIES, RESEARCH FACILITIES, INVENTORY, LABORATORIES, COMPUTER NETWORKS, STORAGE, MEDICAL RESEARCH, CELLS(BIOLOGY), CONNECTIVE TISSUE, TISSUE CULTURE.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE