Dr. Peter E. Clark is the associate professor of urologic surgery, a VICC member and an urologic oncologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was able to take time out of his extremely busy schedule to participate in this interview, highlighting the importance of CHTN in his research endeavors.
Dr. William E. Grizzle is Professor of Pathology, Head of the Program for Translational Research in Neoplasia, Director of Tissue Procurement and Banking Facility, Director of the Southern Division, Cooperative Human Tissue Network, Senior Scientist of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center; Center for Aging; Metabolic Bone Disease Research Center, and Senior Editor of Clinical Cancer Research. Dr. Grizzle was kind enough to participate in the interview, discussing the challenges of biorepositories.
Tissue Microarrays (TMAs)
Welcome to the CHTN
The Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) is a unique, NCI supported resource. The CHTN provides human tissues and fluids from routine procedures to investigators who utilize human biospecimens in their research. Unlike tissue banks, the CHTN works prospectively with each investigator to tailor specimen acquisition and processing to meet their specific project requirements. Because the CHTN is funded by the NCI, the CHTN is able to maintain nominal processing fees for its services.
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Biospecimens from surgeries, autopsies and other routine procedures:
- Biofluids (urine, serum, plasma, buffy coat)
High quality specimens at LOW processing fees:
- Floating in fixative
- Paraffin embedded or and/or unstained slides