Establishing a tumour bank: Banking, informatics and ethics

S. J. Qualman*, M. France, W. E. Grizzle, V. A. LiVolsi, C. A. Moskaluk, N. C. Ramirez, M. K. Washington

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1115-1119
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number6
StatePublished - 22 Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Patient confidentiality
  • Quality control
  • Tissue banking informatics


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