Pitt Biospecimen Core

What's in the Bank?

Here follows a summary of the tissues we have to offer.  Please contact Phil Schumacher, schumacherpe@upmc.edu, if you have a specific inquiry about what is in the Bank.

We also have a search function within our Project Management Tool. If you need access to the Project Management Tool, or have any questions about how to request tissues or begin a prospective collection, please contact Nicole Pistorius, pistoriusnd@upmc.edu.

 

Grand Totals

Product type specimens
Blood 332082
Urine 38221
Other biological fluids 5870
Solid tissues (frozen) 108144
Normal tissue (frozen) 28716

 

Women's Health Focus - Breast samples from two time points

Time lapse Specimens
under 1 yr 165
1 yr 31
2 yrs 17
3 yrs 21
4 yrs 19
5 yrs 9
6 yrs 5
7 yrs 6
8+ yrs 19

 

Carcinomas

Type Cases tumors normal benign
Adenocarcinoma 8382 7734 8120 782
Squamous Cell 688 722 632 49
Adenosquamous 43 53 50 4
Ductal 4310 3906 4526 262
Renal 1291 2792 1503 2
Urothelial 685 963 805 1
In Situ 617 213 747 129

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Cancers

Type Cases tumor normal benign
Sarcoma 1048 1960 771 65
Mesothelioma 276 545 88 2
Melanoma 421 563 124 2
Blastoma 49 75 3 0

 

Neoplasms

Type Cases tumor normal benign
Adenoma 1673 460 1946 376
Fibroma 613 125 1446 538
Oncocytoma 88 182 47 0

 

Most abundant non-cancerous diseases

Type Cases Samples
Pneumonia 200 2800
Emphysema 117 1791
Diverticulitis 103 175
Crohns 234 457
Diverticulosis 124 229
Bronchiectasis 55 850
Colitis 185 315

 


Most abundant organs

Type Cases with blood with Tumor+Normal Total samples
Breast 7114 1008 2902 26771
Ovary 6986 2555 992 38723
Colon 3526 1466 844 8283
Uterus 3108 549 84 5704
Prostate Gland 2778 1957 44 18214
Lung 1901 65 316 12160
Kidney 1802 430 254 5937
Thyroid Gland 1770 1172 570 3245
Lymph Node 1475 699 10 2612
Soft Tissue 1250 91 43 3525
Female Genitalia 987 75 16 1515
Liver 846 37 212 1865
Bladder 836 325 94 2790
Pancreas 721 109 249 1255
OMENTUM 715 282 37 1723
Small Intestine 647 121 68 1131
Rectum 440 250 51 1582
Stomach 373 37 93 687
Skin 337 2 4 605
Adrenal Gland 337 76 46 596
Seminal Vesicle 275 218 0 525
Testis 273 88 23 591
Esophagus 242 39 110 469

 


The Pittsburgh Lung Screening Study (PLuSS)

Year Serum Plasma Whole Blood Buffy Coat RBCs Urine
2002 3651 6003 3782 1929 3891 0
2003 6616 9789 5147 2992 6006 0
2004 5121 6886 3848 2113 4228 0
2005 917 1153 623 350 700 0
2006 5421 7497 0 1199 0 0
2007 8169 10964 0 1717 0 0
2008 7514 9981 0 1556 0 0
2009 7397 9759 0 1516 0 0
2010 7025 9226 0 1546 0 0
2011 8149 10626 0 2462 0 0
2012 7909 10366 0 2401 0 0
2013 7510 9810 0 2271 0 0
2014 6177 8001 512 1856 0 0
2015 5233 6842 540 1578 0 160
2016 4155 6038 559 1373 0 1426

updated 2020-10-01.