Biorepositories for NCI-Sponsored Cancer Clinical Trials

Processing & Storage

Specimens are processed by the sites collecting the biospecimens or by the bank responsible for specimen procurement for a particular clinical trial. Specimens requiring formalin-fixation and/or paraffin embedding are processed according to the standards of medical care and submitting institution protocols. Frozen tissue and body fluid derivatives are typically processed according to study-specific protocols provided by the bank. Investigators requiring further or special processing or storage of specimens can contact the respective CGB to inquire about special arrangements.