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Cancer Centers > Cooperative Human Tissue Network

Last update: 02/11/2013

Centers Advancing Translational Research 

Based on Standardized Capture and Advanced analysis of Biospecimens

  LLPM Centers |  Canadian CentersNCI Designated CentersSWOG |
NCCN Participating Centers | SPORESCHTN centers

Excerpt from Consent Document on purpose of translational research

We encourage patients who are already in need of biopsy to choose centers that are participating in the Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) and related biospecimen-based research programs: NCI Designated Centers, SWOGLLPM Centers.

NOTE: Keep in mind that the clinical benefits to you of having your tissue stored in this way is not certain … it may depend on which studies utilize the tissue ... such as if the tissue is used to guide patient selection in a therapeutic trial or not. The general expectation is that the insights from the use of biospecimen in clinical trials will take many years to become useful in clinical practice. 

That said, we do think this is wise practice, even if the potential for you to benefit clinically seems small at this time. Further, such centers will likely have higher levels of expertise in the diagnosis of lymphoma.

LLMPP Participating Centers
in Genome Expression Study 


The observed variability in the clinical course of lymphomas, including different responses to same treatments - along with the diverse range of therapeutic options available - makes necessary  accurate identification of clinical subtypes so that therapy can be tailored to individual patients - rationally selected based on defects and targets identified in the abnormal cells by emerging analysis tools, such as microarray gene expression. 

Conditions: Lymphoma; Leukemia; Multiple Myeloma; Lymphoid Malignancies

See Gene Explorer: http://llmpp.nih.gov/lymphoma/explore_figure1.html 
Databank (for data mining) ... requires expertise http://llmpp.nih.gov/lymphoma/explorer.shtml 
Identified LLMPP Participating Centers:
Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha Nebraska
the British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada
the Norwegian Radium Hospital in Oslo, Norway
the University of Wόrzburg, Wόrzburg, Germany 
the University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, England
Southwest Oncology Group centers:
Arizona Cancer Center
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
  Meyer L. Prentis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Operated by the Barbara Ann Karmanos
Cancer Institute at Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii
  Oregon Health and Science University Cancer Institute
Portland, Oregon
Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California at Irvine
Orange, California
  San Antonio Cancer Institute
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, Texas
City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute
Duarte, California
  Stanford University
Stanford, California
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
  University of California Davis Cancer Center
Sacramento, California
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington
  University of Colorado Cancer Center
University of Colorado Health Science Center
Denver, Colorado
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
  University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University
New York, New York
  University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
  University of Southern California/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas
Houston, Texas

Canadian Centers that likely participate in translation research based on

BC Cancer Agency bccancer.bc.ca

NCI-designated Cancer Centers

Are recognized for their scientific excellence and extensive resources focused on cancer and cancer-related problems.

See list in State order as of Apr 2009: nci.nih.gov/factsheet/PrintPDF
Also see NCI-designated cancer centers Cancer.gov for most current list.
NCI-designated Cancer Centers **
denotes facilities that are strictly laboratories and do not provide patient services) and

Comprehensive * denotes cancer centers supported by NCI

Information about referral procedures, treatment costs, and services available to patients can be obtained by contacting the individual cancer centers listed below.

ALABAMA University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center*

1824 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294–3300


1–800–822–0933 (1–800–UAB–0933)  

Internet Web site: http://www3.ccc.uab.edu/
ARIZONA Arizona Cancer Center*
Address: The University of Arizona
1515 North Campbell Avenue
Post Office Box 245024
Tucson, AZ  85724
Telephone: 520–626–2900 (New Patient Registration Line)
1–800–622–2673 (1–800–622–COPE) 
Internet Web site: http://www.azcc.arizona.edu/
E-mail: copeline@azcc.arizona.edu
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center—Scottsdale*
Address: 13400 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Telephone: 480–301–8484 or 480–301–1735 (Appointment Office)
Internet Web site: http://www.mayoclinic.org/cancercenter/
CALIFORNIA The Burnham Institute**°
  Address: 10901 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
  Telephone: 858–646–3100
  Internet Web site: http://www.burnhaminstitute.org/
  Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center*
Address: University of California, Irvine
Building 23, Route 81
101 The City Drive
Orange, CA 92868
Telephone: 714–456–8200
Internet Web site: http://www.ucihs.uci.edu/cancer/
City of Hope*
Address: Cancer Center and Beckman Research Institute
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010–3000

626–256–4673 (626–256–HOPE)
1–800–826–4673 (1–800–826–HOPE)

Internet Web site: http://www.cityofhope.org/
E-mail: becomingapatient@coh.org
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA*
Address: 8–684 Factor Building
UCLA Box 951781
Los Angeles, CA 90095–1781
Telephone: 310–825–5268
Internet Web site: http://www.cancer.mednet.ucla.edu/
E-mail: jcccinfo@mednet.ucla.edu
UC Davis Cancer Center**
Address: University of California, Davis
4501 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
Telephone: 1–800–362–5566 (Patient Referral)
Internet Web site: http://cancer.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/
Rebecca and John Moores University of California, San Diego Cancer Center*
Address: 9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093–0658
Telephone: 858–534–7600
Internet Web site: http://cancer.ucsd.edu
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies** °
Address: Post Office Box 85800
10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
Telephone: 858–453–4100
Internet Web site: http://www.salk.edu/
University of California, San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center*
Address: Box 0128, UCSF
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94143–0128
Telephone: 1–800–888–8664 (Cancer referral line)
Internet Web site: http://cc.ucsf.edu/
E-mail: referral.center@ucsfmedicalcenter.org
USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital*
Address: 1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033–0804
Telephone: 323–865–3000
1–800–872–2273 (1–800–USC–CARE)
Internet Web site: http://ccnt.hsc.usc.edu/
E-mail: cainfo@ccnt.hsc.usc.edu (For general information)
COLORADO University of Colorado Cancer Center*
Address: Anschutz Cancer Pavilion
Box F–704
1665 North Ursula Street
Aurora, CO 80010
Telephone: 720–848–0300
1–800–473–2288 (Cancer referral line) 
Internet Web site: http://www.uccc.info/
CONNECTICUT Yale Cancer Center*
Address: Yale University School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street
Post Office Box 208028
New Haven, CT 06520–8028
Telephone: 203–785–4095 (Administrative Offices) 
Internet Web site: http://www.info.med.yale.edu/ycc/
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center*
Address: Georgetown University Medical Center
3800 Reservoir Road, NW.
Washington, DC 20057
Telephone: 202–444–4000
Internet Web site: http://lombardi.georgetown.edu/
FLORIDA H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute at the University of South Florida*
Address: 12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612–9497
Telephone: 813–972–4673 (813–972–HOPE)
Internet Web site: http://www.moffitt.usf.edu/
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center—Jacksonville*
Address: 4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Telephone: 904–953–2272
904–953–2300 (TTD hearing-impaired line)
Internet Web site: http://www.mayoclinic.org/cancercenter/
HAWAII Cancer Research Center of Hawaii**
Address: 1236 Lauhala Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Telephone: 808–586–3010 
Internet Web site: http://www.crch.org
ILLINOIS The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center*
Address: Northwestern University
Olson Pavilion 8250
303 East Chicago Avenue  
Chicago, IL 60611
Telephone: 312–908–5250
1–866–587–4322 (1–866–LURIE–CC)
(Appointment Line)
Internet Web site: http://cancer.northwestern.edu/home/index.cfm
E-mail: cancer@northwestern.edu
University of Chicago Cancer Research Center**
Address: Mail Code 2115
5841 South Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637–1470
Telephone: 773–702–9200
1–888–824–0200 (For new patients)
Internet Web site: http://uccrc.uchicago.edu/current/home.html
INDIANA Indiana University Cancer Center**
Address: 535 Barnhill Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202–5289
Telephone: 317–278–4822
Internet Web site: http://iucc.iu.edu
Purdue Cancer Center** °
Address: Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
Purdue University
201 South University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907–2064
Telephone: 765–494–9129
Internet Web site: http://www.cancer.purdue.edu/
IOWA The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at The University of Iowa*
Address: Room 5970–Z JPP
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242–1009
Telephone: 1–800–777–8442 (Patient referral)
1–800–237–1225 (For general information)
Internet Web site: http://www.uihealthcare.com/depts/cancercenter/
E-mail: Cancer-Center@uiowa.edu
MAINE The Jackson Laboratory** °
Address: 600 Main Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609–0800
Telephone: 207–288–6000 (main)
207–288–6051 (public information)
Internet Web site: http://www.jax.org/
E-mail: pubinfo@jax.org
MARYLAND Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins*
Address: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
Suite 1100
401 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231–2410
Telephone: 410–955–8964 (Patient referral)
410–955–8804 (Clinical trials)
Internet Web site: http://www.hopkinskimmelcancercenter.org
MASSACHUSETTS Dana-Farber Cancer Institute*
Address: 44 Binney Street
Boston, MA 02115
Telephone: 1–866–408–3324 (1–866–408–DFCI)
Internet Web site: http://www.dana-farber.org/
MIT Center for Cancer Research** °
Address: Room E17–110
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139–4307
Telephone: 617–253–8511
Internet Web site: http://web.mit.edu/ccr/index.html
MICHIGAN Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute*
Operating the Meyer L. Prentis Comprehensive Cancer Center of Metropolitan Detroit
Address: Wertz Clinical Cancer Center
4100 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201–1379
Telephone: 1–800–527–6266 (1–800–KARMANOS)
Internet Web site: http://www.karmanos.org/
E-mail: info@karmanos.org
  University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center*
Address: 1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109–0944
Telephone: 1–800–865–1125 (Cancer Answer Line)
Internet Web site: http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/
E-mail: wwwcancer@umich.edu
MINNESOTA Mayo Clinic Cancer Center*
Address: 200 First Street, SW.
Rochester, MN 55905
Telephone: 507–284–2111 (Central Appointment Office)
Internet Web site: http://www.mayoclinic.org/cancercenter/
University of Minnesota Cancer Center*
Address: Mayo Mail Code 806
420 Delaware Street, SE.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Telephone: 612–624–8484
Internet Web site: http://www.cancer.umn.edu/
E-mail: info@cancer.umn.edu
MISSOURI Siteman Cancer Center*
Address: Barnes-Jewish Hospital and 
Washington University School of Medicine
Box 8100
660 South Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110–1093
Telephone: 314–747–7222
Internet Web site: http://www.siteman.wustl.edu/
NEBRASKA UNMC Eppley Cancer Center**
Address: University of Nebraska Medical Center
986805 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198–6805
Telephone: 402–559–4238
Internet Web site: http://www.unmc.edu/cancercenter/
NEW HAMPSHIRE Norris Cotton Cancer Center*
Address: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756–0002
Telephone: 603–653–9000 (Administration)
1–800–639–6918 (Cancer Help Line)
Internet Web site: http://www.cancer.dartmouth.edu/index.shtml
E-mail: cancerhelp@dartmouth.edu
NEW JERSEY The Cancer Institute of New Jersey*
Address: 195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903–2681
Telephone: 732–235–2465 (732–235–CINJ)
Internet Web site: http://www.cinj.org
NEW YORK Albert Einstein Cancer Center**
Address: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
Telephone: 718–430–2302
Internet Web site: http://www.aecom.yu.edu/cancer
E-mail: aeccc@aecom.yu.edu
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory**°
Address: Post Office Box 100
1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Telephone: 516–367–8397
Internet Web site: http://www.cshl.org/
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center*
Address: New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Columbia University Medical Center
PH 18, Room 200
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Telephone: 1–877–697–9355 (1–877–NYP–WELL)
1–800–227–2762 (Physician Referral)
Internet Web site: http://www.ccc.columbia.edu/
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center*
Address: 1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Telephone: 1–800–525–2225
Internet Web site: http://www.mskcc.org/
NYU Cancer Institute**
Address: New York University Cancer Institute
550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: 212–263–6485
Internet Web site: http://www.nyucancerinstitute.org
Roswell Park Cancer Institute*
Address: Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263–0001
Telephone: 1–800–767–9355 (1–800–ROSWELL) 
Internet Web site: http://www.roswellpark.org/
NORTH CAROLINA Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University*
Address: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157–1082
Telephone: 336–716–4464
Internet Web site: http://www1.wfubmc.edu/cancer
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center*
Address: Duke University Medical Center
Box 3843
301 MSRB
Durham, NC 27710
Telephone: 919–684–3377
1–888–275–3853 (1–888–ASK–DUKE)
(Consulation and Referral Center)
Internet Web site: http://www.cancer.duke.edu
  UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center*
Address: School of Medicine 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 7295
Chapel Hill, NC 27599–7295
Telephone: 919–966–3036
Internet Web site: http://cancer.med.unc.edu/
E-mail: dgs@med.unc.edu
OHIO Ireland Cancer Center*
Address: University Hospitals HealthSystem
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106–5065
Telephone: 216–844–5432
Internet Web site: http://www.irelandcancercenter.org
  The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center*
Address: The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
Suite 519
300 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210–1240
Telephone: 1–800–293–5066 (The James Line)
Internet Web site: http://www.jamesline.com
E-mail: cancerinfo@jamesline.com
OREGON OHSU Cancer Institute**
Address: The Oregon Health Sciences University Cancer Institute
3181 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, OR 97239–3098
Telephone: 503–494–1617
Internet Web site: http://www.ohsucancer.com/
E-mail: cancer@ohsu.edu
PENNSYLVANIA Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania*
Address: 15th Floor, Penn Tower
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104–4283
Telephone: 215–662–4000 (Main number)
1–800–789–7366 (Referral and to schedule an appointment) (1–800–789–PENN) 
Internet Web site: http://www.penncancer.org
  Fox Chase Cancer Center*
Address: 333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111–2497
Telephone: 215–728–2570 (To schedule an appointment)
1–888–369–2427 (1–888–FOX CHASE)
Internet Web site: http://www.fccc.edu/
Kimmel Cancer Center**
Address: Thomas Jefferson University
Bluemle Life Sciences Building
233 South 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107–5541
Telephone: 1–888–955–1212
1–800–533–3669 (Jefferson Cancer Network)
Internet Web site: http://www.kimmelcancercenter.org
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute*
Address: 5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Telephone: 412–647–2811
Internet Web site: http://www.upci.upmc.edu/
E-mail: PCI-INFO@upmc.edu
Wistar Institute** °
Address: 3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: 215–898–3700
Internet Web site: http://www.wistar.org/
TENNESSEE St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital**
Address: 332 North Lauderdale Street
Memphis, TN 38105–2794
Telephone: 901–495–3300
Internet Web site: http://www.stjude.org
The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center*
Address: Vanderbilt University
691 Preston Building
Nashville, TN 37232–6838
Telephone: 615–936–1782
615–936–5847 or 1–800–811–8480 (Clinical trial or treatment option information)
1–888–488–4089 (All other calls)
Internet Web site: http://www.vicc.org/
TEXAS San Antonio Cancer Institute**
Address: 7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
Telephone: 210–567–2710
Internet Web site: http://saci.uthscsa.edu/
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center*
Address: 1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030
Telephone: 713–792–6161 
Internet Web site: http://www.mdanderson.org/
UTAH Huntsman Cancer Institute**
Address: University of Utah
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Telephone: 801–585–0303
Internet Web site: http://www.hci.utah.edu/
VERMONT Vermont Cancer Center*
Address: University of Vermont
Farrell Hall
210 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05405
Telephone: 802–656–4414
Internet Web site: http://www.vermontcancer.org
E-mail: vcc@uvm.edu
VIRGINIA Massey Cancer Center**
Address: Virginia Commonwealth University
401 College Street
Post Office Box 980037
Richmond, VA 23298–0037
Telephone: 804–828–0450
Internet Web site: http://www.vcu.edu/mcc/
  The Cancer Center at The University of Virginia** 
Address: University of Virginia Health System
Box 800334
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 434–924–9333
Internet Web site:


WASHINGTON Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center*
Address: LA–205
Post Office Box 19024
1100 Fairview Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109–1024
Telephone: 206–288–1024 or 1–800–804–8824 (Appointments and medical referral—Seattle Cancer Care Alliance)
Internet Web site: http://www.fhcrc.org/
E-mail: hutchdoc@seattlecca.org (Patient information)
WISCONSIN University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center*
Address: 600 Highland Avenue, K5/601
Madison, WI 53792–6164
Telephone: 608–263–8600 
608–262–5223 (Cancer Connect)
1–800–622–8922 (Cancer Connect)
Internet Web site: http://www.cancer.wisc.edu
E-mail: uwccc@uwcc.wisc.edu/

South West Oncology Group
SWOG.org  (in state order. Scroll down to list)

The NCCN Member Institutions (as of 2009):
Participants determine best practice in clinical oncology and 
likely participate in biospecimen-based research. 
See NCCN Guidelines based on Lymphoma Type PDF
  • City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center 
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center 
  • Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center 
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center 
  • Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah 
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center / Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 
  • The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins 
  • Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University 
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 
  • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute 
  • The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute 
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute 
  • Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine 
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital / University of Tennessee Cancer Institute 
  • Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center 
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center 
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center 
  • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center 
  • UNMC Eppley Cancer Center at The Nebraska Medical Center 
  • The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center 
  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 

Specialized Programs of Research Excellence for Lymphoma (designated by NCI)


CHTN Centers have extensive experience in providing human tissues for research.  

When you have a choice, please ask to have your biopsy done at one of these facilities for the purpose of accelerating research and understanding of lymphomas.
Purpose: The Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) was initiated by the Cancer Diagnosis Program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 1987 to provide increased access to human cancer tissue for basic and applied scientist from academia and industry to accelerate the advancement of discoveries in cancer diagnosis and treatment.  More

Source: http://chtn.nci.nih.gov/regional.html 

Eastern Division:
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
566 Dulles
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
phone: 215-662-4570
fax: 215-614-0251
e-mail: dfitzsim@mail.med.upenn.edu
Coordinator: Ms. Dee McGarvey
Principal Investigator: Dr. Virginia LiVolsi

Mid-Atlantic Division:
Cooperative Human Tissue Network
UVA Health System
Department of Pathology
P.O. Box 800214
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0214
phone: 434-924-9879
fax: 434-924-9438
e-mail: crumpel@virginia.edu
Coordinator: Mr. Craig Rumpel
Principal Investigator: Dr. Christopher Moskaluk

Midwestern Division:
The Ohio State University
Dept. of Pathology, Tissue Procurement
2001 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, OH 43240
phone: 614-293-5493
fax: 614-293-7013
e-mail: scott.jewell@osumc.edu
Coordinator: Dr. Scott Jewell
Principal Investigator: Dr. Wendy Frankel
Web Site: www.pathology.osu.edu/htrn/default.htm

Pediatric Division:
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Room W135
Columbus, OH 43205
phone: 614-722-2714
fax: 614-722-2897
e-mail: Laura.Monovich@nationwidechildrens.org
Coordinator: Ms. Laura Monovich
Principal Investigator: Dr. Nilsa Ramirez
Web Site: www.biopathologycenter.org

Southern Division:
Tissue Procurement, ZRB 449
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1530 Third Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0007
phone: 205-934-6071
fax: 205-934-0816
e-mail: sexton@uab.edu
Coordinator: Ms. Kathy Sexton
Principal Investigator: Dr. William Grizzle
Web Site: www3.ccc.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=59566&site=3069&return=59372

Western Division:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
4918 TVC Building
22nd & Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN 37232-5310
phone: 615-322-7486
fax: 615-322-4741
e-mail: kerry.wiles@vanderbilt.edu
Coordinator: Ms. Kerry Wiles
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kay Washington
Web Site: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=chtn%20western%20division&doc=7025



Sample portion of Consent Document for translational research

Understanding what causes the lymphoid cancers, how to treat them and what effects these treatments have involves studying the material from your biopsy and blood and checking to see how the cancer and its treatment affect you in the future. Because the techniques used to study the lymphoid cancer cells are constantly improving it is not possible to describe all of them today. However, the types of research will include

1. Analyzing the genetic information in the lymphoid cancer cells and the other cells in your biopsies.

2. Analyzing the chemical structures on the surface of the lymphoid cancer cells and the other cells in your biopsies.

3. Analyzing the chemicals that the lymphoid cancer cells store within themselves or release into the blood and other body fluids.

4. Recording the results of any treatments that you take for the lymphoid cancer.

5. Recording any future effects of the treatments that you take for the lymphoid cancer.

Other research may be conducted as new and better methods are developed to investigate the lymphoid cancers. All of the research will solely focus on lymphoid cancers not on any other medical conditions.

Disclaimer:  The information on Lymphomation.org is not intended to be a substitute for 
professional medical advice or to replace your relationship with a physician.
For all medical concerns,  you should always consult your doctor. 
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