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Human Specimens
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Human Specimens

AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR)

Specimens and data from patients with HIV-related malignancies

Chernobyl Tissue Bank, The

Repository of thyroid cancer specimens and clinical data from patients affected by the Chernobyl accident.

Cooperative Breast Cancer Tissue Resource (CBCTR)

Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded primary breast cancer specimens with associated clinical data

Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN)

Normal and cancerous human tissue for cancer research

Developmental Therapeutics Program Tumor Repository

Viable experimental tumor lines and tumor cell lines from various species

Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) Tissue Bank

Normal and malignant ovarian and cervical tissue with clinical information

Notice of Availability of Blood Samples for Validations of Lung Cancer Biomarkers

Blood samples to validate blood-based biomarkers for early diagnosis of lung cancer

Tissue Expediter

Assists researchers in locating appropriate sources of human tissue specimens

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Animal Specimens

Primate Tumor Library

Serum samples and tissue slides from monkey carcinogenesis study

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Other Specimen Resources

Early Detection Research Network (EDRN) Program for Rapid, Independent Diagnostic Evaluation (PRIDE) for Cancer Biomarkers

Assistance provided in the cross-laboratory validations of biomarkers, including the development, refinements, and uses of new and existing assays, reagents, methods, and tests.

NCI Specimen Resource Locator

Search specimen banks and specimen procurement services to find human tissue, serum, DNA/RNA, and other specimens.

Tissue Array Research Program (TARP)

Tissue Microarrays of human tumors

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