Multi-institutional tumor banking: Lessons learned from a pancreatic cancer biospecimen repository

Michael J. Demeure, Timothy Sielaff, Larry Koep, Richard Prinz, A. James Moser, Herb Zeh, Galen Hostetter, Jodi Black, Ardis Decker, Sandra Rosewell, Kimberly J. Bussey, Daniel Von Hoff

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5 Scopus citations


Clinically annotated pancreatic cancer samples are needed for progress to be made toward developing more effective treatments for this deadly cancer. As part of a National Cancer Institute-funded program project, we established a biospecimen core to support the research efforts. This article summarizes the key hurdles encountered and solutions we found in the process of developing a successful multi-institution biospecimen repository.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)949-954
Number of pages6
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • cancer
  • multi-institutional tumor banking
  • pancreas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Endocrinology


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