Tissue Procurement Core
Co-Directors: Sandra McDonald, MD, and Mark Watson, MD, PhD
The Siteman Cancer Center Tissue Procurement Core provides Washington University researchers and their collaborators with a centralized resource to collect, store and utilize human biospecimens for cancer research. Dedicated staff and facilities are used to generate nucleic acid (DNA and RNA) and histological sections from collected patient specimens. Technologies to facilitate tissue-based translational research such as laser capture microdissection and tissue microarray construction are also available. An archive of over 23,000 snap-frozen biospecimens (tumor tissue, non-malignant tissue, serum, plasma) and corresponding de-identified pathology and demographic data from patients with a variety of solid and hematologic malignancies are available for IRB-approved investigator studies.
Vicky Holtschlag, BS, MT (ASCP), senior technician
Mandy Dillon, BS, MT (ASCP), senior technician
Mala Sharma, BS, technician
Laura Granderson, technician
Gail Fox, RN, clinical coordinator
LOCATION:Barnes-Jewish Hospital North, Kingshighway Building, Room 2316
TO ACCESS: Call 314-454-7615 or e-mail email@example.com. If you have comments or concerns, please contact Karen Kharasch at 314-454-8943 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Maureen Egan-Palmer at 314-454-8110 or email@example.com.
As of April 7, 2008, the NIH requires investigators with a publication using Siteman (or other NIH-funded) shared resources to submit (or have submitted for them) their final, peer reviewed manuscripts to PubMed Central(PMC) upon acceptance of publication, to be made publicly available within 12 months of publication. Many journals automatically submit these for authors, but Washington University also has assistance available through the Becker Medical Library. Please see http://publicaccess.nih.gov/FAQ.htm#b7 or http://becker.wustl.edu/classes-consulting/specialized-expertise/nih-public-access-policy for more information.
TISSUE UTILIZATION COMMITTEE
The Tissue Utilization Committee (TUC) provides ongoing oversight of tissues deposited to and withdrawn from the bank. TUC reviews faculty requests for tissue specimens from the public and semi-public banks supported by the Siteman Cancer Center.
PUBLICATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: If research supported by the Tissue Procurement Core results in publication, please acknowledge this support by including the following in your publication(s):
We thank the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., for the use of the Tissue Procurement Core, which provided __________ service. The Siteman Cancer Center is supported in part by an NCI Cancer Center Support Grant #P30 CA91842.