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The value of a tumor bank in the development of cancer research in Brazil: 13 years of experience at the a C camargo hospital.

Autor(es): Campos, Antonio Hugo Jose Froes Marques; Silva, Andre Abreu; Mota, Louise Danielle De Carvalho; Olivieri, Eloisa Ribeiro; Prescinoti, Vera Cristina; Patrão, Diogo; Camargo, Luiz Paulo; Brentani, Helena; Carraro, Dirce Maria; Brentani, Ricardo Renzo; Soares, Fernando Augusto
Fonte: Biopreserv Biobank;10(2): 168-73, 2012 Apr.
Artigo [ PMID: 24844906 ] Idioma(s): Inglês
Publicação: Artigo de Revista
This article discusses the importance of biobanking to health research advancement in developing countries by analyzing the impact of the establishment of a tumor bank at the A C Camargo Hospital, a cancer care and research center located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For the past 13 years, the human biological samples provided by the tumor bank have been used by investigators to study various types of cancer. We analyze the impact of biobanking in the overall quality of research projects performed at our institution. We also summarize the main findings of these investigations focusing on breast, prostate, head-neck, and gastroesophageal tumors, as well as the lessons learned over these years. We conclude that biobanking should be part of the strategy employed by scientists and research institutions dedicated to the study of human diseases.