Biospecimen Archive Research Core (BARC)

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Biospecimen Archive Research Core (BARC)

 

  • 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

Oral

36

88

Thyroid

1090

753

Prostate

1149

814

Parotid

214

153

Parathyroid

99

101

Thymus

42

23

Pancreas

128

90

Lung

849

550

Kidney

786

512

Colon

847

559

Breast

1184

585

Adrenal

97

120

Liver

139

91

Ovary

40

49

Cervix

44

13

Esophagus

44

37

Bladder

29

31

Spleen

134

67

Rectum

36

30

Stomach

42

41

Tonsil

434

401

As of January 2014

 


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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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