- DFHCC Specimen Locator Histopathology Tissue MicroArray Core
CORE CURRENTLY NOT OPERATIONAL ON THIS SITE
SITE CURRENTLY UNDER TESTING AND CONSTRUCTION
Specimen Locator (PSL):
The DF/HCC Pathology Specimen Locator Core facilitates member access to tissue used in research. The goal of the Core is to enable more investigators to access tissues with fewer barriers. This is achieved through a web-based, integrated network of distributed, searchable databases that contain de-identified, coded, pathologic information on post-diagnostic, excess human materials (including frozen or paraffin-embedded tissues).
The PSL parcipant include the pathology department of BWH, MGH and Faulkner Hospital. Each participant repository controls its particular information and specimens. The Core streamlines and help manage the process of tissue acquisition, provides a single point of entry for tissue-related services, and connects the necessary pathology expertise with bench scientists.
Specialized Histopathology (SHP):
The Specialized Histopathology (SHP) Core provides consultative and interpretive pathology
services including high quality, timely, state-of-the-art analysis of tissues obtained from a
variety of experimental systems, including rodents, fish, and monkeys. This Core also provides
professional expertise to assist in experimental design and the development and interpretation
of tests and their results.
Tissue MicroArray (TMI):
Tissue analysis is critical to validation and evaluation of animal models of human cancer, and human cancer tissues serve as the “operating system” for translational research. The SHP Core provides professional and technical research pathology services to investigators working in diverse organisms, including man, non-human primates, rodents, and zebra fish. The Core also assists in experimental design and the development and interpretation of tests and their results. The Longwood site provides services in a CLIA-approved laboratory that can support clinical trial-related biomarker tests, including testing done in support of most clinical trials.
Location of Cores:
The Longwood/BWH facility is located at 75 Frances Street, Thorn, 604, 603b, Boston.
The MGH facility is located at Building 149, 13th Street, Room 6122, Charlestown.
To assist us in reporting to the NCI and to ensure our continued existence, we ask that you acknowledge the valuable services provided by Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Core Facilities in your research papers and publications: [e.g. "This research was supported by the (insert Core name) Core Facility of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (P30 CA06516)."]
All services are provided as a fee for service function to recover expenses for services rendered. In the event that results are not what you anticipated, we must still recoup our expenses and payment is required.
The Pathology Cores are committed to provide high quality services and diligent care of materials and specimens. However, we will not be responsible for unsuccessful projects stemming from inadvertent specimen damage or loss, improper tissue handling or fixation, or reagent/equipment failure.
FOR CUSTOMER ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT & BILLING QUESTIONS:|
Contact Lauri Wyner, DF/HCC Pathology Cores Administration Manager at 617-432-4947 or email@example.com
FOR PROJECT STATUS & TECHNICAL QUESTIONS: |
Contact the core facility directly.