Biorepositories

Carefully collected and controlled high-quality human biospecimens, annotated with clinical data and properly consented for investigational use, are available through the Division of Cancer Prevention Biorepositories listed in the charts below.

Biorepositories Managed by the Division of Cancer Prevention

Source/Clinical Trial Trial Type/Organ Site Samples How to Get Access to Samples
ASCUS/LSIL Triage Study (ALTS)
  • Screening
  • Cervix
Fresh-frozen HPV and serum samples; alcohol-fixed cervical specimens Contact Mark Sherman, MD (NCI Division of Cancer Prevention) at shermanm@exchange.nih.gov

Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial (PLCO)

Cancer Data Access System (CDAS) is a submission and tracking system for the use of data from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) and the PLCO Trial.

Supporting studies with PLCO materials are available at The Etiology and Early Marker Studies (EEMS), an ongoing component of the PLCO Trial.

  • Screening
  • Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, Ovary, and other tumors
Serum, plasma, RBC, and DNA at baseline, consecutive annual screens, viable cells and tumor samples View Website
Early Detection Research Network (EDRN)
  • Reference Sets for Screening of Biomarkers
  • Colon, Prostate, Lung, Liver, Breast, and Ovary
Serum, plasma, urine, DNA

Application to use Reference Sets

Database of Materials Available

Biorepositories Supported by the Division of Cancer Prevention

Source/Clinical Trial Trial Type/Organ Site Samples How to Get Access to Samples

Breast Cancer Prevention Trial (BCPT)

Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR)

(See more information on research from this biorepository)

  • Chemoprevention
  • Breast
Serum, lymphocytes, tumor blocks

Contact the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)

webmaster@nsabp.pitt.edu

Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT)

(See more information on research from this biorepository)

  • Chemoprevention
  • Breast
Serum, white blood cells, end-of-study biopsy, biopsies for cause, tumor samples Contact SWOG View Website

Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT)

(See more information on research from this biorepository)

  • Chemoprevention
  • Breast
Baseline and post-baseline blood, toenail clippings, prostate biopsies, surgical specimens Contact SWOG View Website

Related Biorepositories

Source/Clinical Trial Trial Type/Organ Site Samples How to Get Access to Samples
Carotene and Retinol Cancer Prevention Trial (CARET) Chemoprevention Lung Serum, plasma, whole blood, DNA Contact CARET View Website
Alpha Tocopherol Beta Carotene Cancer Prevention Trial (ATBC) Chemoprevention Lung Serum, plasma, whole blood, DNA Email: Demetrius Albanes, MD NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics View Website
National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) Screening Lung Blood, urine, sputum, lung cancer pathology Contact American College of Radiology Network (ACRIN) View Website