The Biospecimen Repository is a collection of approximately 1.6 million archived tissue specimens from St. Elizabeth
Healthcare and The Christ Hospital. These tissue specimens, taken during surgery, have samples of every major form of
cancer. There are tissue specimens from over 59,000 cancer patients in the Biospecimen Repository.
The Biospecimen Repository is a national-caliber resource. The 1.6 million tissue specimens are vital to cancer
research projects at Wood Hudson. Highly trained scientists use these tissue specimens to validate new markers for
Biospecimen Repository Center (BRC)
The BRC is a three-story addition to our current historic 1922 facilities in Newport, Kentucky. The BRC, when completed, will preserve and protect the 1.6
million tissue specimens that make up the Biospecimen Repository. The completion of construction for the BRC is only the initial phase of this project. There
will be a new database implemented in order to better organize the samples in the Biospecimen Repository.
The Biospecimen Repository Center is nearly completed. This invaluable resource will hold our national caliber collection of more than 1.6 million archived
tissue specimens (pictured right).
The 1.6 million specimens include specimens from more than 59,000 cancer patients. Every major form of cancer is represented within the collection. Tissue
specimens are comprised of samples, taken during surgery, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky and The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
Funding for the $707, 927 project has come from businesses and individuals, as well as 9 foundations including:
R.C. Durr Foundation, Julifs Foundation, Marilyn Z. Ott Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Carol Ann & Ralph V.
Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, The Berman Family Fund of the Community Foundation, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Foundation, The Kroger Company Foundation, The Josephine Russell Charitable Trust, PNC Bank Trustee, The Borland
Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
We are still actively seeking funding for this worthwhile endeavor. The BRC will provide a foundation for many future years of research by providing a safe and
secure facility for these specimens.
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