Accession Number : ADA337391

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

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 23 Sep 96-22 Sep 97

Corporate Author : KANSAS UNIV MEDICAL CENTER KANSAS CITY

Personal Author(s) : Li, Jonathan J.

PDF Url : ADA337391

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The Division of Etiology and Prevention of Hormonal Cancers, Kansas Cancer Institute (KCI), has further developed in the third 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 an 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, lymphocyte, and plasma specimens from consenting surgical patients. The collection and cataloging of endometrial and ovarian malignant and nonmalignant tissues and blood progresses. Approval received for collection of human tumor specimens from prostate, colon, thyroid, pancreas, lung, liver, and testicular cancers and corresponding normal tissues, serum, and lymphocyte samples. Initial collection will be restricted to endocrine associate cancers. For each patient specimen, whether blood or tissue, a personal health history form has been completed. 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 no available to users of the BTSR Core Facility. A committee, comprising clinical and basic science faculty, reviews ro osals for basic science and clinical studies.

Descriptors :   *TISSUES(BIOLOGY), *BREAST CANCER, HORMONES, CLINICAL MEDICINE, BLOOD SERUM, MEDICAL RESEARCH, LYMPHOCYTES, MAMMARY GLANDS, KANSAS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE