Core B - Tissue Core

All projects in this SPORE used human specimens for translational research directed at reducing the incidence and mortality of pancreatic cancer. In order to provide the necessary specimens, a Pancreas Tumor SPORE Tissue Bank was developed in cooperation with and under the auspices of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Tissue Procurement Shared Resource.

There are two components to this resource.

This core facility stores normal, benign (i.e. acute and/or chronic fibrosing pancreatitis) and malignant pancreatic tissues (including both primary and metastatic pancreatic carcinomas) and peripheral blood lymphocytes, plasma and serum from patients with pancreatic malignancies.

The core includes a mechanism for database management and specimen distribution, and was intended to benefit the specific research activities of the SPORE, as well as the research activities of other scientists within and outside of UNMC who focus on translational research issues. Additionally, tissues are available for distribution through NCI supported tissue networks in national prioritization.