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Requests for TCGA Materials

TCGA cannot, under any circumstances, accommodate external requests for analytes or tissue materials. 

All cases have been consented to use for TCGA and TCGA alone. TCGA has no rights to redistribute materials outside of the program. Providing outside parties with materials would in effect constitute breaking the law. Furthermore, with multiple assays performed on each case, most tissue samples have already been depleted in generating analytes.

TCGA frequently receives requests for materials and unfortunately, distributing materials is impossible.

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