Accession Number : ADA321760

Title :   University of Kansas Cancer Center Breast Tissue and Serum Repository Core Facility.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 23 Sep 95-22 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : KANSAS UNIV MEDICAL CENTER KANSAS CITY

Personal Author(s) : Li, Jonathan J.

PDF Url : ADA321760

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The newly established Division of Etiology and Prevention of Hormonal Cancers, Kansas Cancer Institute (KCI), has farther developed in the second year of U.S. Army Medical Research and Development support a Breast Tissue and Serum Repository Core Facility (BTSR) to facilitate and foster breast cancer-related research at KCI and other research institutions in the Southern Plains States. To date, the BTSR has collected multiple malignant, nonmalignant, and normal breast tissue specimens, as well as serum and lymphocyte specimens from all consenting surgical patients. The collection and cataloging of endometrial and ovarian malignant and nonmalignant tissues and blood has also been initiated. For each patient specimen, whether serum or tissue, a personal health history form has been completed when possible. 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, comprising both clinical and basic science faculty, reviews proposals for basic science and clinical studies.

Descriptors :   *TISSUES(BIOLOGY), *BREAST CANCER, HORMONES, ARMY RESEARCH, CLINICAL MEDICINE, RESEARCH FACILITIES, ETIOLOGY, PATIENTS, RECORDS, BLOOD SERUM, MEDICAL RESEARCH, PHYSICIANS, SURGERY, LYMPHOCYTES, MAMMARY GLANDS, KANSAS, ENDOMETRIOSIS.

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE