Matched Plasma and Tumor blocks Available from Consented Cancer Patients

Sapien’s #biorepository is expanding with the collection of fresh blood from cancer patients prior to surgery, with informed consent. The collection covers all organs, including #Breastcancer (>320 cases). The blood is processed to #plasma and #PBMCs or cell pellets. Matched #FFPE tumor blocks are also available. With 6 sites now, the #biobank is growing rapidly to enable #cancer ‘omics.

A detailed questionnaire captures risk factors, social history, demographics, pathological diagnosis and biomarkers. Patients are followed up for treatment and 5-year outcomes with respect to response, recurrence or metastasis, and overall survival.
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