Establishing a tumour bank: banking, informatics and ethics.

Academic Article


  • The six divisions of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network in the USA bank and distribute tens of thousands of tissue specimens to researchers annually. Major operational concerns include: maintaining tissue integrity, managing informatics, and protecting patient confidentiality. Increasing molecular genetics testing is also resulting in an increased demand for high-quality nucleic acids.
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  • Biomedical and Behavioral Research, Confidentiality, Ethics, Medical, Genetic Testing, Humans, Medical Informatics, Neoplasms, Quality Control, Tissue Banks
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    Author List

  • Qualman SJ; France M; Grizzle WE; LiVolsi VA; Moskaluk CA; Ramirez NC; Washington MK
  • Start Page

  • 1115
  • End Page

  • 1119
  • Volume

  • 90
  • Issue

  • 6