The GTEx Symposium: All things considered — biospecimens, ‘omics data, and ethical issue
Registration is now open for the GTEx Symposium, May 20-21 2015 at the NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. Learn More
New Publication on Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded Tissue
BBRB staff have published an article entitled, “A Review of Preanalytical Factors Affecting Molecular, Protein, and Morphological Analysis of Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin-Embedded (FFPE) Tissue: How Well Do You Know Your FFPE Specimen?” Read More
New Version of Biospecimen Research Database Available!
The BRD is a free and publicly accessible literature database that contains peer-reviewed primary and review articles in the field of human Biospecimen Science. New features include a dynamic homepage, enhanced search options (such as keyword search), and user commenting.
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.
News and Announcements
Genotype Tissue Expression Symposium
May 20 & 21, 2015
Natcher Auditorium, NIH