Thank you for your interest in the Prostate SPORE specimen bank and database!
To request specimens and/or data, please register and complete our online request process
After you submit a request, it will be reviewed by our disbursement
committee comprised of senior scientists and clinicians on the SPORE.
You will be notified of the committee's decision or concerns by email.
Blood, serum, and frozen tissue can be provided more quickly than
paraffin-embedded tissue due to storage and retrieval logistics.
Paraffin-embedded tissue may also have a higher cost associated with retrieval. However, this tissue type is also the most widely available and more likely to be approved in larger quantities or for pilot studies with unproven assays. If more than one specimen type would meet your needs and you would like additional guidance, please
Karen Kaul, MD, PhD
Director, Prostate SPORE Specimen Procurement Core
Pathology Core Facility
The Prostate SPORE Specimen Bank is maintained by the Lurie Cancer Center's Pathology Core Facility
. The Pathology Core has been established to provide biological specimens for use in research. Tissue are snap frozen or RNAlater preserved to facilitate RNA molecule and protein analyses or as specified. Special vacutainers for blood collection are also used for RNA and DNA. Verified pathologic diagnosis shall be provided for each specimen.
For additional information, please contact:
Manager, RHLCCC Pathology Core Facility
IRB exemption or approval must be obtained prior to release of data or specimens.
Please send your IRB letter of approval or exemption to Michelle Pattison
For all other questions about the specimen request process, please
Program Administrator, Prostate SPORE