Academic Health Center BioRepository
When a patient undergoes a procedure, the physician removes a certain amount of tissue needed for diagnosis and treatment. Sometimes, there is leftover tissue which is typically destroyed. However, patients may now choose to donate the leftover tissue to the Academic Health Center BioRepository.
Donated tissue and blood samples will allow researchers to find out more about what causes cancer, how to prevent it and how to treat it. These samples will aid in Biomarker research, which will help researchers discover causes and treatments to other medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
Identification of all donated samples will be replaced with a code. This code will allow donated tissue to remain anonymous.
The research associated with the development of the BioRepository may lead to the improvement of patient care and clinical outcomes.
For questions or more information, please contact Yasmin Isler, PhD, BioRepository research specialist, at 419-291-4584 or view the BioRepository brochure.