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Welcome to the Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch!

The Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB) of the Cancer Diagnosis Program (CDP), is leading a national initiative to systematically address and resolve one of the most difficult problems that will drive 21st century cancer research: the limited availability of carefully collected and controlled, high-quality human biospecimens annotated with essential clinical data and properly consented for broad investigational use. BBRB is pursuing its mission to facilitate cancer and biomedical research by improving the quality and consistency of human biospecimens and by developing biorepository standards and facilitating Biospecimen Science studies that form the basis of evidence-based practices to guide clinical cancer research and other biomedical studies which utilize biospecimens.