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Please use our Request Specimens Form for all general inquiries and sample requests.

Request Specimens Form

Tissue and Tumor Bank

A Dynamic Procurement Service

The University Of Massachusetts Cancer Center Tissue and Tumor Bank is an open access biorepository aimed toward the improvement of research in the field of cancer biology. Specifically, the Tissue Bank provides investigators throughout the institution as well external academic and commercial interests the ability to obtain and study human tissue specimens while maintaining patient confidentiality. 
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Collection, Storage, Annotation, and Distribution of Human Biologic Specimens

The UMass Tissue Bank houses both a collection of fixed, paraffin embedded tissue and samples which were collected fresh and frozen/processed immediately following surgery. When possible, surrounding healthy tissue samples are also processed and stored.

Along with the storage and processing of samples, the tissue bank serves as a dynamic collection and distribution service. Researchers are able to request fresh tissue and have specific study needs be met.


 Requests are processed through our Request Specimens Form

Tissue Bank Services

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Services include Fresh Tissue Collection, Bone Marrow and Blood Collection, Embedding, Cutting Slides, and Additional Services to meet your specific study needs.

Mission Statement

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Our goal is to facilitate basic science, clinical research and translational studies by providing researchers with the ability to obtain and study human tissues using a dynamic collection, storage, annotation, and distribution service.
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