Research

Biospecimens

EmbeddingOur Open Access Collection of biospecimens represents over 40 cancer types from over 23000 participants. Please refer to the Available Materials list for details of the samples that can be requested. If the biospecimens needed are not available the ACRB will partner with investigators to collect targeted samples.

Biospecimens in the Open Access Collection are available in the following formats:

  • Tissue snap frozen and stored in liquid nitrogen
  • Tissue Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded (FFPE):
    • Sections
    • Curls
    • Punches
    • Tissue MicroArrays (TMAs)
Blood Biospecimens
  • Blood:
    • Serum
    • Plasma
    • Buffy Coat
    • Red Blood Cells