Establishing a tumour bank: banking, informatics and ethics.

Qualman SJ, France M, Grizzle WE, LiVolsi VA, Moskaluk CA, Ramirez NC, Washington MK
Br J Cancer. 2004 90 (6): 1115-9

PMID: 15026787 · PMCID: PMC2409638 · DOI:10.1038/sj.bjc.6601678

The six divisions of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network in the USA bank and distribute tens of thousands of tissue specimens to researchers annually. Major operational concerns include: maintaining tissue integrity, managing informatics, and protecting patient confidentiality. Increasing molecular genetics testing is also resulting in an increased demand for high-quality nucleic acids.

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Confidentiality Ethics, Medical Genetic Testing Humans Medical Informatics Neoplasms Quality Control Tissue Banks

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