Accession Number : ADA337383

Title :   Breast Cancer Tissue Repository

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Sep 96-31 Aug 97

Corporate Author : DUKE UNIV MEDICAL CENTER DURHAM NC

Personal Author(s) : Iglehart, J. D.

PDF Url : ADA337383

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The Breast Tissue Repository at Duke enters its fourth year of finding. The purpose of the Repository at Duke is to provide substantial quantities of frozen tissue for explorative molecular studies. The scope of our resource includes: 1) freshly frozen tumor tissue from the primary and metastatic sites (lymph nodes), 2.) serum and plasma from patients and controls and, 3.) white blood cells (WBC's) from patients and controls. During the past year, tumor tissue from 76 breast cancer patients was acquired and banked. Sera, plasma and white blood cells from 157 patients were collected prior to surgery. The bank continued to acquire post operative specimens. The US Army funding was used to collect blood from people in families with breast cancer participating in an NCI sponsored clinical trial of counseling and genetic testing. Material (blood and tumor elements) was distributed to 16 separate laboratories, including five laboratories in institutions other than Duke.

Descriptors :   *TISSUES(BIOLOGY), *BREAST CANCER, HUMANS, CHROMOSOMES, BLOOD SERUM, MAMMARY GLANDS, BLOOD PLASMA.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE