The Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) is a premier multidisciplinary, multimodal clinical trial research program investigating new therapeutic approaches in the management of gynecologic malignancies. The GOG Tissue Bank, through the Tissue Utilization Subcommittee of the Committee on Experimental Medicine, is an integral part of this program. Since 2003, the GOG Tissue Bank has received and processed specimens from close to 46,000 patients enrolled at over 250 institutions. The Bank also distributed over 81,000 specimens to 215 investigators, resulting in 122 scientific papers. This is reflective of improved access by investigators to the GOG Tissue Bank via NCI web sites and networking of investigators via the Cooperative Human Tissue Network. The GOG Tissue Bank monitors and modifies its tissue procurement and distribution technologies to meet changing investigator needs. This is evidenced by the introduction of tissue microarray and virtual microscopy technologies during the last grant cycle, Our Specific Aims are;1. To extend the spectrum of molecular research in gynecologic cancer via expanded procurement of not only ovarian, but also cervical, uterine, primary peritoneal and rare gynecologic malignancies. 2. To enhance biospecimen data collection and exchange with the Statistical Data Center and all participating GOG disciplines and committees to advance translational research and high-impact discoveries. 3. To extend the spectrum of virtual microscopy and digital pathology for gynecologic cancer via expanded participation, use, and functionality of the technology 4. To continue to expand tissue-based technologies including nucleic acid extractions and tissue microarrays (TMAs) to facilitate molecular research. 5. To harmonize with other Cooperative Group Banks through NCI Group Banking Committee initiatives to simplify investigators'access to biospecimens and associated data.

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The Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) Tissue Bank receives processes and stores gynecologic cancer specimens from patients enrolled on GOG clinical trials. These specimens are then distributed to investigators across the United States and Canada for use in medical research. The results of this research range from gaining new insights into how cancers develop and progress to the efficacy of new therapeutic regiments.

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Norquist, Barbara M; Brady, Mark F; Harrell, Maria I et al. (2017) Mutations in Homologous Recombination Genes and Outcomes in Ovarian Carcinoma Patients in GOG 218: an NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group Study. Clin Cancer Res :
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Devor, Eric J; Miecznikowski, Jeffrey; Schickling, Brandon M et al. (2017) Dysregulation of miR-181c expression influences recurrence of endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma by modulating NOTCH2 expression: An NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group study. Gynecol Oncol 147:648-653
Moore, Kathleen N; Tritchler, David; Kaufman, Kenneth M et al. (2017) Genome-wide association study evaluating single-nucleotide polymorphisms and outcomes in patients with advanced stage serous ovarian or primary peritoneal cancer: An NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group study. Gynecol Oncol 147:396-401
Rader, Janet S; Sill, Michael W; Beumer, Jan H et al. (2017) A stratified randomized double-blind phase II trial of celecoxib for treating patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: The potential predictive value of VEGF serum levels: An NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group study. Gynecol Oncol 145:291-297
Monk, Bradley J; Facciabene, Andrea; Brady, William E et al. (2017) Integrative Development of a TLR8 Agonist for Ovarian Cancer Chemoimmunotherapy. Clin Cancer Res 23:1955-1966
Jeske, Yvette W; Ali, Shamshad; Byron, Sara A et al. (2017) FGFR2 mutations are associated with poor outcomes in endometrioid endometrial cancer: An NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group study. Gynecol Oncol 145:366-373
Winder, Abigail D; Maniar, Kruti P; Wei, Jian-Jun et al. (2017) Synuclein-? in uterine serous carcinoma impacts survival: An NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group study. Cancer 123:1144-1155
Creasman, William T; Ali, Shamshad; Mutch, David G et al. (2017) Surgical-pathological findings in type 1 and 2 endometrial cancer: An NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group study on GOG-210 protocol. Gynecol Oncol 145:519-525
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