Human Breast Cancer The NCI Cooperative Breast Cancer Tissue Resource can provide researchers with access to more than 9,000 cases of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded primary breast cancer tissues, with associated pathology and clinical data. Tissue and data area available from patients treated in four diverse geographic areas of the United States. Tissue sections are prespared to meet the criteria of individual research protocols. All specimens are reviewed to verify the pathological diagnosis. Clinical data include: diagnosis, demographic data, extent of disease, treatment, follow-up, recurrence, survival, and vital status. The Resource cannot provide patient identification of family information.

To request specimens and data, send a short letter outlining the research to the address below. Briefly describe the technical approach and proposed technique(s) that will be applied to the paraffin-embedded specimens. Include an estimate of the number of cases needed for the study. The request will be reviewed upon receipt and a more detailed proposal will...

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