Services

The Tissue and Tumor Bank at UMass Medical School provides the following services to UMass, other academic institutions and commercial enterprises:

  • Fresh Tissue Collection
  • Archived Samples with Clinical Follow-up
  • Bone Marrow and Blood Collection
  • Embedding
  • Cutting Slides
  • Laser Capture Micro-dissection
  • Specific Study Needs Can Be Met

 

To request a sample or inquire about our services, please contact us using our Request Specimens Form.

 

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    Fresh Tissue Collection (Methods of Tissue Procurement)

    • Samples from more than 2600 patients since January 2006
    • Tumor tissue with matched normal when available
    • Other disease tissue per request (e.g. cirrhosis, fibrotic disease)
    • Archived Samples with Clinical Pathology Diagnosis
    • Bone Marrow and Blood Collection
      • Study to collect blood and/or bone marrow from patients with blood disorders, blood cell malignancies and associated conditions to give us further information regarding the differences between normal blood cells and the blood cells of affected individuals. Clinical Trial NCT01174615, Principal Investigator: Jan Cerny, M.D., Ph.D.
      • Specimens are available as fresh cell isolates, frozen cell isolates, or unprocessed
    • Embedding
      • Your tissue can be processed and embedded to paraffin
    • Cutting Slides
      • Your paraffin or frozen blocks can be sectioned and stained
    • Laser Capture Micro-dissection
    • Specific Study Needs Can Be Met
      • Fresh tissue can be placed immediately in your media (e.g. tissue collected and sent to Precision Therapeutics for chemotherapy testing)
      • Core biopsy samples can be collected.
      • Fine needle aspiration
      • Please contact us with your request.
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