Oncology Biorepository: Banking on Finding Answers for Childhood Cancers

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Oncology Biorepository: Banking on Finding Answers for Childhood Cancers

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Document Type

Podcast

Hosts

Michael Smith

Featured Speaker

Erin Guest, MD

Length of Episode

15:22

Description

Why does one child respond well to cancer treatment and another not? The Children’s Mercy Oncology Biorepository hopes to answer that question and more. This research facility includes biobanking technology and the staff to manage patient samples and assist with research. The 200 new pediatric cancer patients at Children’s Mercy each year can contribute to research efforts regardless of diagnosis or age simply by donating their blood, leftover tumor samples, DNA and clinical data.

In this segment, Erin Guest, MD explains that the biorepository is open to research scientists to study cancer and related diseases and hopes to collaborate with other oncology programs on novel research projects.

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Publication Date

4-10-2017

Oncology Biorepository: Banking on Finding Answers for Childhood Cancers

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