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The Specimen Accessioning Core (SAC) provides a centralized resource for the collection and processing of blood, bone marrow, and tissue samples from patients with malignancies as well as samples from normal volunteer donors. This Core was established in order to facilitate and support the laboratory and clinical research, and more recently the personalized medicine effort within the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins (SKCCC). All biospecimens are collected from patients who provided informed consent following an Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved collection protocol. The SAC provides rigorous quality assurance and quality control for the acquisition, processing and storage of clinical samples. Patient information associated with biospecimens can be retrieved while maintaining patient rights and confidentiality. An oversight committee serves to guide policies, prioritize resources, and review service requests to ensure equitable usage. The specific aims of this Core are to:
Angelo DeMarzo, Faculty Director
Angen Liu, M.D., Ph.D., Laboratory Director
Kai Pollard, BS, BA, Resource Manager
Charles Collins, MPH, Sr. Program Manager