The Biospecimen Pathology Core will accomplish three aims:
- Provide annotated human biospecimens, including blood and tissue components
- Aid in the design and implementation of prospective specimen collection protocols and of histologic and molecular analyses of specimens
- Construct tissue microarrays tailored to individual and collaborative research projects.
The accomplishment of these aims will enhance and facilitate translational research on a variety of cancers. In particular, verifying the quality of biospecimens will help to ensure the validity of research results. In addition, providing clinic-pathologic annotation of specimens will increase the relevance and significance of the various projects planned for the Stephenson Cancer Center.