Tissue Bank In the Stanford Cancer Institute

Services

The goal of the Tissue Bank is to facilitate biomedical research using tissues at Stanford. The following services are currently offered to support this goal:

Banked frozen tissue specimen: Investigator is provided banked frozen tissue specimen, along with Pathologist-reviewed H&E-stained frozen section for quality assurance, and basic clinicopathological information distilled from the Pathology report.

Fresh tissue specimen: Investigator is provided freshly procured tissue specimen, typically for studies requiring viable cells, and basic clinicopathological information distilled from the Pathology report.

Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue: Investigator is provided with paraffin-embedded tissue (typically as thick sections), either from the Pathology Department archive or the separate Tissue Bank research archive, along with Pathologist-reviewed H&E-stained paraffin section for quality assurance, and basic clinicopathological information distilled from the Pathology report.

Banked frozen serum/plasma specimen: Investigator is provided banked frozen serum or plasma specimen, and basic clinicopathological information distilled from the Pathology report.

Banked leukocyte DNA: Investigator is provided banked leuckocyte DNA, and basic clinicopathological information distilled from the Pathology report.

Tissue procurement: Investigator is provided tissue procured by the Tissue Bank, and linked to the investigator's project-specific consent.

Serum/plasma procurement: Investigator is provided serum or plasma procured and processed by the Tissue Bank, and linked to the investigator's project-specific consent.

H&E-stained frozen section: Investigator is provided an H&E-stained slide of sectioned frozen tissue specimen. No extra charge if provided with tissue specimen.

Unstained frozen section: Investigator is provided an unstained slide of sectioned frozen tissue specimen. Additional unstained slides from the same specimen are available at a reduced price.

H&E-stained paraffin section: Investigator is provided an H&E-stained slide of sectioned paraffin tissue specimen. No extra charge if provided with tissue specimen.

Unstained paraffin section: Investigator is provided an unstained slide of sectioned paraffin tissue specimen. Additional unstained slides from the same specimen are available at a reduced price.

Pathology report: Investigator is provided basic clinicopathological information distilled from the Pathology report. No extra charge if provided with tissue specimen.

Review of slides: A pathologist performs review of H&E-stained slide(s) from a surgical case. No extra charge if provided with tissue specimen.

 

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