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Seattle Forum

Agenda

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Seattle Forum Agenda
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Forum Summary

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Seattle Forum Summary
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Webcast

The Webcast of the January 28, 2008, NCI Biospecimen Best Practices Forum held in Seattle, Washington, is accessible via the link below.

Seattle Forum Webcast

Presentations

Time Session
7 a.m. - 8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
John D. Potter, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Program Head
Gastrointestinal Oncology Program Member
Cancer Prevention Research Program
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Part 1: Overview and Discussion of NCI Best Practices
8:15 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. NCI Best Practices for Biospecimen Resources
Why Do We Need Biospecimen Best Practices?
PDF Document: 1.38 MB
Carolyn C. Compton, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research (OBBR)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
8:35 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. Overview of Technical and Operational Best Practices
State-of-the-Science Biospecimen Handling: Real-World Perspective
PDF Document: 276 KB
Janet Warrington, Ph.D.
Vice President, Standards and Government Policy
Affymetrix, Inc.
8:55 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Question-and-Answer Session (open microphone)
9:15 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. Overview of Ethical, Legal, and Policy Best Practices
Ethical, Legal, and Policy Implications of Using Human Specimens in Research: What You Need To Know
PDF Document: 107 KB
Karen Thiel, Ph.D., J.D.
Associate
Patton Boggs, LLP
9:35 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. The Importance of Best Practices to Patients, Survivors, Advocates, and the General Public
It’s All About the Patient: Putting Biospecimen Research in Perspective
PDF Document: 3.14 MB
Deborah Collyar
President
Patient Advocates in Research
9:55 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Question-and-Answer Session (open microphone)
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break (light snacks will be served)
Part 2: Informatics Best Practices and Economic Issues for Biospecimen Resources
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. caBIG™, caTissue, and Achieving Silver-Level Compatibility
Informatics Solutions to Biospecimen Management: Finding the Right Tools For Your Resource
PDF Document: 1.35 MB
Ian Fore, D.Phil.
Associate Director for Biospecimen and Pathology Informatics
NCI Center for Bioinformatics
10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Cost Recovery Models and Other Economic Issues
Involved in the Implementation of the NCI Best Practices
PDF Document: 1.14 MB
Jim Vaught, Ph.D., Deputy Director, OBBR, NCI
Lisa Miranda, Technical Director
Tumor Tissue and Biospecimen Bank
University of Pennsylvania
11:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Question-and-Answer Session (open microphone)
Part 3: Next Steps for Updating the NCI Best Practices and Overview of Discussion/Demonstration Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Assessing the Effects of Preanalytical Variables on Molecular Research: The Biospecimen Research Network
PDF Document: 870 KB
Helen Moore, Ph.D.
Administrative Director, Biospecimen Research Network
OBBR, NCI
11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. The Biospecimen Research Database
PDF Document: 1.31 MB
Ian Fore, D.Phil.
NCI Center for Bioinformatics
12 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Question-and-Answer Session (open microphone)
12:15 p.m. - 12:25 p.m. Charge for the Discussion/Demonstration Sessions
Carolyn C. Compton, M.D., Ph.D.
OBBR, NCI
12:25 p.m. - 1 p.m. Break (Light snacks will be served, and boxed lunches will be available for purchase.)
Part 4: Concurrent Discussion/Demonstration Sessions
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Concurrent Discussion/Demonstration Sessions
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  • Biospecimen Science
    Helen Moore, Ph.D., OBBR, NCI
    Richard G. Hegele, M.D., FRCPC, Ph.D.
    PDF Document: 431 KB
    Professor and Head
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
    University of British Columbia
    Beatrice S. Knudsen, M.D., Ph.D.
    PDF Document: 126 KB
    Assistant Member
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Affiliate Assistant Professor of Pathology
    University of Washington School of Medicine
    Lawrence D. True, M.D.
    PDF Document: 1021 KB
    Professor of Pathology
    University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Discussion of Cost Recovery Models and Other Economic Issues Involved in the Implementation of the NCI Best Practices
    Jim Vaught, Ph.D., OBBR, NCI
    Martin L. Ferguson, Ph.D.
    PDF Document: 362 KB
    Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
    Consultant and Cofounder of Ardais Corporation
    Lisa Miranda, Tumor Tissue and Biospecimen Bank
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Demonstration of caBIG™ Biospecimen Resource Management Tools
    PDF Document: 2.84 MB
    Ian Fore, D.Phil.
    NCI Center for Bioinformatics
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break (light snacks will be served)
Part 5: Closing and Adjournment
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Discussion Session Report, Question-and-Answer Session, and Closing Remarks
3 p.m. Adjournment

General Background Materials

NCI Best Practices for Biospecimen Resources

NCI Best Practices for Biospecimen Resources
PDF Document: 202 KB

The NCI Best Practices for Biospecimen Resources outlines the operational, technical, ethical, legal, and policy best practices for NCI-supported biospecimen resources.

Informatics

Implementing the NCI Best Practices for Biospecimen Resources:
PDF Document: 35 KB

Bioinformatics and caBIG™-An Overview

Directed at scientists, consumer advocates, and biospecimen resource directors, this fact sheet prepared by the NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics and the NCI OBBR highlights the value and need for caBIG™ and is useful to stakeholder groups interested in data handling and sharing for biospecimen resources.

Implementing the NCI Best Practices for Biospecimen Resources:
PDF Document: 80 KB

Bioinformatics and caBIG™-Next Steps

This document is designed for biospecimen resource stakeholders who have been introduced to the caBIG™ initiative and are evaluating options and next steps for adopting caBIG™ or becoming caBIG™ compatible. It is a tool to help biospecimen resources make informed decisions about informatics options that would align them with the NCI Best Practices.

Materials for Advocates and the General Public

Biospecimen Basics
PDF Document: 149 KB

This informational publication issued by the NCI OBBR is designed to increase awareness and understanding among advocates and the interested public of the importance and role of biospecimens in cancer research. It outlines the need for and purpose of best practices for biospecimen resources.

Providing Your Tissue for Research: What You Need To Know
PDF Document: 220 KB

This NCI brochure will aid patients in making informed decisions about donating biospecimens for research.

Research Advocacy Network publications:

Coalition of National Cancer Cooperative Groups publication:

Personalized Health Care

Personalized Health Care: Opportunities, Pathways, Resources

Issued in September 2007, this is the first report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on its Initiative on Personalized Health Care. This report delineates crucial areas of consensus upon which work must be focused to achieve personalized health care.