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Biospecimen Services Shared Resource


The broad mission of the OSUCCC Biospecimen Services Shared Resource (BSSR) is to support cutting edge translational research to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.




    Biological Specimens



    Organisms and Viruses

    • EBV ( Virus )


    Resource Collection

    • The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Collection ( Resource Collection )

      The OSUCCC – James Shared Resources and core facilities provide specialized services to cancer researchers. They offer cost-effective, state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation; expert guidance and training; and clinical, administrative and technical support.


    • Arm 1 – TCCP (Access to TCC specimens and data) ( Access service )

      Access to TCC specimens and data can be requested via REDCap.

      Types of specimen collected:

      Plasma, serum and DNA from blood
      Snap frozen tissue

      Blood is collected in conjunction with clinically indicated blood draws occurring at The James and is not collected at pre-determined time points.

      Tissue obtained is remnant tissue from surgical procedures. Frozen tissue is not available to the TCC from all TCC-consented patients due to factors such as sample size and quality. Provision of remnant surgical tissue to the TCC is prioritized after other The Ohio State University protocols. Prior to distribution, all tissue will undergo pathology QC review — results of review will impact specimen availability.

      Types of data collected:

      Clinical and demographic data captured in discrete fields from the electronic medical record and James Cancer Registry.

      Project timelines are subject to project size and complexity. Please expect, at minimum, a four-week turnaround time from initial project submission to completion. Large or complex projects, particularly those that involve tissue and/or data abstraction, will take longer. Timelines evaluated on a case by case basis. All requests are reviewed by the TCC Research Committee and applicable disease group leader(s). The committee is looking for scientific excellence, alignment with institutional goals, potential overlap with ongoing projects, number and type of specimens/data being requested and impact of research project.

    • Arm 2 – Tissue Procurement Services – Prospectively Procured Specimens ( Access service )

      Access to Tissue Procurement Services for prospectively procured specimens is available through eRamp.

      Tissue procurement services include:
      Processing fee for 1st specimen (fresh and/or frozen preps)
      Processing fee for the 2nd-4th specimen (fresh and/or frozen preps)
      Processing fee for the 5th-8th specimen (fresh and/or frozen preps)
      Processing fee for 9th+ specimens (fresh and/or frozen preps)
      Paraffin Block
      H&E slide from paraffin
      First unstained slide from paraffin block
      Additional unstained slide from paraffin block
      H&E slide from frozen OCT block
      First unstained slide from frozen OCT block
      Additional unstained slide from frozen OCT block
      After Hours Procurement (after 7 p.m.)

    • Arm 3 – BSSR Biorepository ( Access service )

      Access to Biorepository services is available by creating an order in eRAMP. The BSSR operates according to national and international best-practices standards including those from the NCI Best Practices, International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER), the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Biorepository Accredita­tion Program and the TCCP Research Committee comprising experts from the various disease groups. The BSSR maximizes the value of and access to annotated biospecimens, promoting both basic and translational research.


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    Last updated: 2020-12-01T12:32:43.547-05:00

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