As of May 09, 2013 the Biorepository contains 12,384 fresh frozen normal, tumor and other human tissue samples. There is also 281 OCT embedded tissues. There should be corresponding paraffin samples for all fresh frozen specimens in the Department of Pathology. We have 31,015 frozen blood samples (plasma, buffy coat, and RBC's). We have 1,653 buccal cell swabs available for DNA processing.
Through cooperation with Drs. Christie Ammirati and Elizabeth Billingsley, we are continually collecting squamous cell carcinomas of the skin from the Department of Dermatology. We have 106 tissues from various body sites with a tumor and a normal sample from each site. We also have 133 plasma samples from 45 patients with multiple myeloma collected by Dr. Giampaolo Talamo.
If the tissue you are looking for is not listed in the table below, please contact Dan Beard at 717-531-4676 to see if the tissue you need has been banked.
Tissue samples are collected fresh, typically within 30 minutes of surgical resection and classified by the Pathology Department, at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center . The samples are than grossed in and identified by the staff of the Department of Pathology and then frozen in cryovials and stored at -80 °C. If you would like to request fresh frozen tissue and/or blood samples, please fill in the PSHCI Tissue Request Form, follow the Instructions for Tissue Requests and send this all to Dan Beard at mail code H072 or fax it to 717-531-0704.
Total Number of Frozen Tissue Samples Available
(Paraffin Blocks are also available for these specimens through the Department of Pathology) please contact Trey @x1044.
|Tissue Specific Site||Included Tissue||Tumor||Normal||Other|
|Breast||Breast and Lymph nodes||352||783||42|
|Head and Neck||Mandible,Neck, Salivary Glands, Oropharynx, Tonsils, Mouth, Larynx, Pharynx, Tongue, and Nose||187||114||27|
|Lymph Nodes||Entire Body||287||35||4|
|Misc Tissue||Bladder, Eye, Heart, Nerve, Spinal Cord, Gallbladder, Mediastinum, and Thymus||222||117||40|
|Other Gi||Esophagus, Omentum, Stomach, Small Intestine, and Spleen||223||215||73|
|Pancreas||Pancreas and Duodenum||96||164||57|
|Renal||Kidney and Adrenal||399||281||19|
|Soft Tissue||Entire Body||286||102||15|
|Uterus||Fallopian Tubes,Myometrium, Endometrium, and Uterus||169||125||18|