Penn State Cancer Institute Biorepository

The Penn State Health Biorepository was established in 2004 to collect tissue, associated blood, buccal cell swabs and epidemiological data to be made available to investigators free of charge and in compliance with appropriate regulatory protocol.

The tissue bank merged with the Penn State Institute for Personalized Medicine in 2013, and those banked samples are still available to researchers. Buccal swabs are no longer collected, but the samples previously collected are available for use.

Details on accessing biospecimens and clinical data from the Biorepository can be found on the IPM website.