Genitourinary Cancer Data and Biospecimen Repository

The Genitourinary Cancer Data and Biospecimen Repository at Yale School of Medicine was established to greatly enhance the ability of scientists to perform translational cancer research. Having access to clinical cancer specimens will allow investigators to study urologic cancers including improving our understanding of the mechanism behind cancer predisposition, progression and resistance to therapy. The GU Repository serves as a valuable resource of high quality, clinically annotated bio-specimens including fresh, snap frozen, paraffin embedded tissue and bodily fluids including blood, urine and ascites fluids. We are a full service processing and banking laboratory that is committed to meeting the investigators’ study goals. We can also customize the prospective procurement based on the project needs.

Samples received by GU biorepository are processed accordingly to standardized laboratory methods and quality control practices. Our services include tissue procurement and processing (snap frozen, FFPE, OCT), blood fractionation into plasma, serum, buffy coats, urine procurement, isolation of DNA, RNA and proteins and more. All specimen information is recorded in a laboratory information database (OnCore) that also contains patient information including demographics, clinical, pathologic data. Let us know how we can help in accelerating your research discoveries!

While we are committed to serving the Yale’s Genitourinary Cancer research needs, our research team is able to work with outside investigators who may have limited access to clinical specimens. By partnering with our team, we hope to accelerate your cancer research by providing valuable research specimens to test your promising research hypotheses.

For further assistance, please contact:
Marta Boeke
GU Biospecimen Repository Manager

GU Bio-specimen Repository

The GU Bio-specimen Repository supports research efforts of the Yale scientific community and collaborators from other institutions to further advance translational research and gain a better understanding of GU diseases.

Biorepository Cross Sample

Cross sample of kidney showing renal cell carcinoma