Health Sciences Tissue Bank

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 271691
Urine 36106
Other biological fluids 3213
Solid tissues 102065
Normal tissue 27103

 

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

Time lapse Specimens
under 1 yr 161
1 yr 29
2 yrs 17
3 yrs 19
4 yrs 18
5 yrs 7
6 yrs 2
7 yrs 4
8+ yrs 12

 

Carcinomas

Type Cases tumors normal benign
Adenocarcinoma 7181 6392 6719 714
Squamous Cell 530 600 461 45
Adenosquamous 32 43 33 4
Ductal 2839 2408 3116 242
Renal 1264 2749 1508 2
Urothelial 653 944 791 1
In Situ 437 153 577 125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Cancers

Type Cases tumor normal benign
Sarcoma 858 1663 600 64
Mesothelioma 144 539 81 0
Melanoma 311 429 111 4
Blastoma 76 46 5 0

 

Neoplasms

Type Cases tumor normal benign
Adenoma 1311 373 1044 186
Fibroma 394 70 511 239
Oncocytoma 86 188 53 0

 

Most abundant non-cancerous diseases

Type Cases Samples
Pneumonia 199 2797
Emphysema 116 1779
Diverticulitis 98 178
Crohns 216 399
Diverticulosis 112 239
Bronchiectasis 55 850
Colitis 170 279

 


Most abundant organs

Type Cases with blood with Tumor+Normal Total samples
Breast 6238 766 2807 13423
Ovary 6049 1634 652 16966
Colon 3312 1196 785 7513
Prostate Gland 2683 1895 11 17973
Uterus 2176 376 82 2582
Lung 1794 48 309 11696
Kidney 1786 431 258 5913
Other gynecological 1505 83 40 2084
Thyroid Gland 1488 924 413 2743
Lymph Node 1388 687 8 2261
Soft Tissue 1184 41 26 3009
Liver 790 23 186 1672
Bladder 760 307 88 2620
Fetal tissue 725 2 0 1759
Pancreas 716 109 247 1250
OMENTUM 524 105 9 888
Small Intestine 437 61 41 771
Brain 379 78 3 1089
Stomach 359 33 85 642
Adrenal Gland 304 53 23 533
Seminal Vesicle 271 214 0 517
Testis 270 88 23 577
Hemotopoietic system 250 2 13 317

 


The Pittsburgh Lung Screening Study (PLuSS)

Year Serum Plasma Whole Blood Buffy Coat RBCs Urine
2002 3651 6084 3782 1929 3891 0
2003 6616 9885 5147 2992 6006 0
2004 5121 6950 3848 2113 4228 0
2005 917 1165 623 350 700 0
2006 5442 7624 0 1199 0 0
2007 8176 11035 0 1717 0 0
2008 7514 10015 0 1556 0 0
2009 7397 9767 0 1516 0 0
2010 7025 9243 0 1546 0 0
2011 8149 10648 0 2462 0 0
2012 7916 10394 0 2401 0 0
2013 7522 9844 0 2271 0 0
2014 6187 8039 512 1856 0 0
2015 5241 6860 540 1578 0 160
2016 4155 6038 559 1373 0 1426

updated 2017-11-03.