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Accession Number ADA566504
Title Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network.
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 32p
Personal Author B. Trock
Abstract The Prostate Cancer Pathology Resource Network (which has since been renamed the Prostate Cancer Biorepository Network or PCBN) is a collaboration between the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (JHU) and the New York University School of Medicine (NYU). The goal of the PCBN is to develop a biorepository with high quality, well annotated specimens that can be used by prostate cancer researchers. The specimens in the PCBN include prostatectomy tissues (frozen, paraffin embedded, and tissue microarrays (TMAs), serum, plasma, buffy coat, prostatic fluid, and derived specimens (DNA and RNA)); these specimens are linked to clinical and outcome data and supported by an informatics infrastructure that will eventually be grid-enabled through caTISSUE. The PCBN is currently made accessible to outside researchers through a website. The PCBN has been open to researchers since July 1 2011. Since that time it has been publicized at national and international meetings, surveyed prostate cancer researchers across the country for their tissue and biospecimen needs, finalized policies and procedures for access to tissue, finalized SOPs for most common processes, markedly revised the website to include improved forms, descriptions of procedures, SOPs and biospecimen resources, conducted biospecimen research on DNA and RNA best practices and presented these at international meetings, significantly increased the number of TMAs and specimens available, and fulfilled 6 tissue requests with 9 more in process, from researchers in the US and abroad.
Keywords Alkanes
Blood serum
Deoxyribonucleic acids
Prostate cancer
Prostate gland
Ribonucleic acids

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57A - Anatomy
57S - Physiology
57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Author Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual rept. 7 Jun 2011-6 Jun 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number W81XWH-10-2-0056

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