Biospecimen Archive Research Core (BARC)

BARC is an IRB-approved, fee-for-service archive of biospecimens operated by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Our mission is to collect high quality samples of normal and diseased human material with appropriate clinical annotation and make these biospecimens available to qualified researchers. All subjects have given consent for these biospecimens to be used in broad applications of research, while the BARC is charged with protecting privacy and confidentiality of all participants.

All biospecimens collected from medical procedures at Boston Medical Center (BMC) have been procured from patients under rigorous quality management, processed and stored using NCI Best Practices.

The following list serves only to highlight the range of archived tissues and may not reflect what is currently on hand. Interested researchers are encouraged to contact the BARC for current holdings and to find out more about the services we provide.

Cost Recovery Fees
BU/BMC – $40 per aliquot
Outside BU/BMC – $80 per aliquot
Contact
BARC@bmc.org

 

Examples of Tissue Types and Diseases

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