biospecimen banks

CPDR Biospecimen Banks

New Challenges in Predicting the Clinical Course for CaP Patients

It is worth noting that well-characterized biospecimens from our group and others have already contributed immensely to the novel molecular discoveries made in the field of CaP research. Therefore, with a proven track record, the continued development and enhancement of the CPDR Biospecimen Bank holds great promise for much needed translational research at CPDR and at other institutions through collaborative research agreements.

The biospecimen storage and processing facilities that comprise the CPDR Biospecimen Bank are housed in four locations: the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNNMC) in Bethesda, MD; the headquarters of the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) in Rockville, MD; the Joint Pathology Center (JPC) in Washington, DC, and the Prostate Cell Center at the Department of Surgery of the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, MD. These facilities have been processing biospecimens since 1993 and have a significant endowment of biospecimen resources. The biospecimen resources and analytical and processing services provided by these facilities have supported numerous studies conducted at the CPDR. These studies have resulted in over 60 peer-reviewed publications, 10 grants or CRADA, and five patents to date.

OBJECTIVES

  • Radical Prostatectomy Specimen Processing for Frozen Tissue Bank Generation
  • Histological Characterization
  • Radical Prostatectomy Specimen Processing for Fixed, Paraffin-embedded Tissue Bank Generation
  • Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) of Prostate Tissues and Generation of
    LCM/RNA and Genomic DNA Bank
  • Development of Tissue Microarrays (TMA)
  • Peripheral Blood Collection and Processing to Generate Serum and genomic DNA Banks
  • Serum Preparation
  • Peripheral Blood DNA Bank

More recently, active collaborations have been sought by corporate partners and academic leaders to use CPDR Bio-specimens bank. A Biospecimen Oversight Committee and Research Opportunity Evaluation Committee have been instituted recently to monitor the prioritization of bio-specimens for in-house use and collaborations.

 

CURRENT EVENTS


May 13, 2016

CPDR Student Participant Wins The AACR Gary J. Miller Undergraduate Prize for Cancer and Cancer Related Biomedical Research

A third place prize in the AACR Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Competition was awarded to Ms. Shahnoza Dusmatova, a CPDR participant in the DoD "Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)".

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May 2, 2016

CPDR Presentations and Highlights at the 2016 AACR Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La.

The Center for Prostate Disease Team has presented their new findings in prostate cancer research at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

The Team led by Dr. David G. McLeod, Director and Dr. Shiv Srivastava, Co-Director presented the ground breaking discovery of the first recurrent cancer genomic defect of prostate cancers of African American men revealed by whole genome sequencing. The title of the poster presentation was “LSAMP gene deletion is associated with rapid disease progression in prostate cancer of African American men”.

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February 2, 2016

CPDR Urology Residents Take Top Awards at 2016 James C. Kimbrough Urological Seminar

Urology Residents conducting research at The Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR), Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center presented their research at the Residents Competition category of the James C. Kimbrough Urological Seminar, San Diego, 2016.

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