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


August 21, 2014

ERG Monoclonal Antibody [9FY] Patent Issued To The Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Center For Prostate Disease Research & Biocare Medical

Concord, CA – The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. has been awarded a patent in the United States (Patent No: US 8,765,916 B2) and Europe for ERG monoclonal antibodies. The patent is pending in Australia, Canada and Japan. ERG mouse antibody 9FY is a rigorously characterized antibody for its specificity of the ERG protein detection among the closely related members of the ETS transcription factor family in biological specimens.

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August 6, 2014

Genomic Health Announces Positive Topline Results of Additional, Large Independent Validation Study of Oncotype DX® Prostate Cancer Test with Multiple Clinical Endpoints

Redwood City, CA – PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced positive preliminary results from an additional independent clinical validation study conducted by the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) demonstrating that the Oncotype DX® Genomic Prostate Score (GPS) predicts multiple clinical endpoints related to disease aggressiveness in men with low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer. This study validated the Oncotype DX prostate cancer test as a ...

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