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2012 BRN Symposium

Advancing Cancer Research Through Biospecimen Science

February 22-23, 2012

The 2012 BRN Symposium, held in Bethesda, Md., attracted more than 425 attendees and 125 webcast participants from all over the United States and abroad. The meeting participants represented a range of sectors, including federal, academic, industry, non-profit, and hospital/clinic. Attendees engaged in interactive discussions, presentations and workshops on biospecimen quality and recent advances in biospecimen science.

As evidence of the growth of the field of biospecimen science, the number of abstract submissions for the 2012 BRN Symposium was the highest it has been in five years of hosting the meeting. The abstracts also covered a range of topics. In the field of biospecimen science, the abstracts dealt with blood and fluids, tissues and cells, and purified analytes. Other abstracts were related to technology/protocol, international biobanking, domestic biobanking, biobanking informatics and quality management.

If you missed the event, or want to hear a presentation again, we invite you to view the video webcast.

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