Collaborative Human Tissue Network

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The Cancer Diagnosis Program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) initiated and supported the existence of the Collaborative (AKA Cooperative) Human Tissue Network (CHTN) in 1987 and therefore with the beginning of 2015 is entering its 29th year. The major goal of the CHTN is to facilitate the use of human tissues in biomedical research for basic and applied scientists from academia and industry to accelerate the advancement of discoveries in cancer diagnosis and treatment. The CHTN operates on a unique prospective procurement model rather than a banking model working directly with investigators to determine the appropriate tissue sources (e.g. surgery, autopsy, transplant) and tailor tissue-processing methods to meet the research needs of an investigator.

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Last updated: 2015-05-28T15:01:52.720-04:00