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Understanding Cancer Series

  • Posted: 12/29/2009

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Best Practices

By properly labeling the tissue sample, fully recording discoveries associated with the tissue, and following the National Cancer Institute's best practices guidelines for handling the material, health professionals can ensure that a cancer biospecimen is of the highest quality when it is used for genome-wide profiling or other research studies.

For more details on the best practices in biospecimen collection please see: http://biospecimens.cancer.gov

Graphic shows how health professionals can carefully move through all stages from tissue procurement, through study and return to storage. All are the NCI best practices. Link to best practices for tissue is then provided.