Accession Number : ADA331971

Title :   Program for Critical Technologies in Breast Oncology

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jul 96-30 Jun 97

Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Costa, Jose

PDF Url : ADA331971

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : In Year 3 of The Program for Critical Technologies in Breast Oncology (PCTBO), we have expanded services that were initiated in July 1994 to establish a core technical and tissue procurement resource that: (1) maximizes access to human breast tissues and tumor DNA for basic investigators; (2) facilitates the application of molecular technologies in clinical breast oncology; and (3) makes such technologies routinely available to clinical investigators. This program builds on Yale's existing Program for Critical Technologies in Molecular Medicine and the Tissue Procurement Core Facility of the Yale Cancer Center, and complements in a rigorous and planned way the Yale Tumor Registry and Yale's Rapid Case Ascertainment System. Thus it makes possible for several resources to have a special focus on breast cancer and related diseases. The existence of a Breast Cancer Research Program (Dr. Michael Reiss, P.I.), developed with the resources of the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1995, increases the utilization of the PCTBO infrastructure to near maximum capacity.

Descriptors :   *NEOPLASMS, *MAMMARY GLANDS, *BREAST CANCER, DATA BASES, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), INFORMATION EXCHANGE, DISTRIBUTION, TECHNICIANS, MEDICINE, SAMPLING, LINKAGES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE