The Pathology Specimen Locator Core is a new Established Shared Resource. It was previously funded via the CCSG as a developing core. The Core facilitates Cancer Center member access to tissue through a web-based, integrated network of distributed, searchable databases that contain de-identified, coded, pathologic information on post-diagnostic, excess human materials (including frozen or paraffin-embedded tissues). Access to annotated human tissues with cancer is critical for translational research, which provides an increasingly important bridge between basic scientific research and clinical medicine. The pathology departments in the DF/HCC member have paraffin archives with millions of specimens, with thousands more being added each year. These specimens provide the essential substrate for the development of new molecular classifications of tumors and the discovery and validation of new biomarkers, which may improve diagnosis and prognostication, or serve as targets of new rational therapies. Director: Frank Kuo, MBBS, PhD(BWH) Category: 4.06 (Human Tissue Acquisifion &Pathology/Histology) Management: Joint (Cancer Center and Institutional)

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30CA006516-48
Application #
8469429
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2012-12-01
Budget End
2013-11-30
Support Year
48
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$261,706
Indirect Cost
$63,430
Name
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department
Type
DUNS #
076580745
City
Boston
State
MA
Country
United States
Zip Code
02215
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