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Biospecimen Archive Research Core (BARC)

 

MISSION STATEMENT

To collect high quality samples of normal and diseased human material with appropriate clinical annotation and make these materials, known as biospecimens, available to qualified researchers while ensuring the informed consent, safety and anonymity of all providers.

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  • Preliminary inquires please contact Cheryl Spencer at cheryl.spencer@bmc.org
  • IRB approval required for recipient investigators to access biospecimens.
  • Cost recovery fee
    • BU/BMC $40 per aliquot
    • Outside BU/BMC 80$ per aliquot
  • Histological services provided through Experimental Pathology Service Core (EX+)

 

SPECIMEN TYPE NO. OF FROZEN ALIQUOTS NO. OF PARAFFIN BLOCKS
Brain 33 22
Thyroid 1051 600
Prostate 1043 461
Parotid 195 95
Parathyroid 97 61
Thymus 42 23
Pancreas 126 88
Lung 773 370
Kidney 758 425
Colon 818 481
Breast 1184 585
Adrenal 79 45
Liver 95 40
Ovary 29 16
Cervix 44 13
Esophagus 41 28
Bladder 23 14
Spleen 134 67
Rectum 31 20
Stomach 42 41
Tonsil 434 401

As of May 2012

 


DISEASE AND TISSUE TYPES REPRESENTED:

 

Colon

  • IBD
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
Tonsils

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Tonsillitis
Parathyroid

  • Parathyroid Adenoma
Stomach

  • Stomach Cancer
Prostate

  • Prostate Cancer
Uterus

  • Uterine Cancer
Lung

  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Adenocarcinoma
Ovary

  • Ovarian Cancer
Thyroid

  • Papillary Carcinomas
Kidney

  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Carcinoma
Breast

  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma

 

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Specimen Type

No. of Frozen Aliquots

No. of Paraffin blocks

Brain

33

22

Thyroid

1051

600

Prostate

1043

461

Parotid

195

95

Parathyroid

97

61

Thymus

42

23

Pancreas

126

88

Lung

773

370

Kidney

758

425

Colon

818

481

Breast

1184

585

Adrenal

79

45

Liver

95

40

Ovary

29

16

Cervix

44

13

Esophagus

41

28

Bladder

23

14

Spleen

134

67

Rectum

31

20

Stomach

42

41

Tonsil

434

401