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 informafion on post-diagnosfic, excess human materials (including frozen or paraffin-embedded tissues). Access to annotated human tissues with cancer is crifical 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 essenfial substrate for the development of new molecular classifications of tumors and the discovery and validafion of new biomarkers, which may improve diagnosis and prognosfication, or serve as targets of new rafional therapies.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30CA006516-49
Application #
8601489
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2013-12-01
Budget End
2014-11-30
Support Year
49
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$251,174
Indirect Cost
$60,776
Name
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Department
Type
DUNS #
076580745
City
Boston
State
MA
Country
United States
Zip Code
02215
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