Accession Number : ADA301313

Title :   Human Breast Cancer Cell/Tissue Bank and Database.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Sep 94-31 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : ALABAMA UNIV IN BIRMINGHAM

Personal Author(s) : Ethier, Stephen

PDF Url : ADA301313

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : During the first year of existence of the University of Michigan Human Breast Cell/Tissue 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.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *TISSUE BANKS, *BREAST CANCER, GLOBAL, DISTRIBUTION, HUMANS, DEMOGRAPHY, CLINICAL MEDICINE, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), FREEZING, DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL), CELLS(BIOLOGY), MAMMARY GLANDS, WEBS(SHEETS).

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE