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 265383
Urine 35577
Other biological fluids 3393
Solid tissues 102051
Normal tissue 26668

 

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

Time lapse Specimens
under 1 yr 161
1 yr 30
2 yrs 16
3 yrs 18
4 yrs 17
5 yrs 7
6 yrs 3
7 yrs 3
8+ yrs 11

 

Carcinomas

Type Cases tumors normal benign
Adenocarcinoma 7152 6347 6584 714
Squamous Cell 523 592 458 45
Adenosquamous 31 42 29 4
Ductal 2726 2384 2974 238
Renal 1251 2729 1499 2
Urothelial 658 950 795 1
In Situ 414 148 551 125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Cancers

Type Cases tumor normal benign
Sarcoma 852 1651 588 64
Mesothelioma 141 535 80 0
Melanoma 310 427 111 4
Blastoma 76 46 5 0

 

Neoplasms

Type Cases tumor normal benign
Adenoma 1274 360 1004 184
Fibroma 385 69 483 239
Oncocytoma 85 192 52 0

 

Most abundant non-cancerous diseases

Type Cases Samples
Pneumonia 197 2748
Emphysema 116 1779
Diverticulitis 98 178
Crohns 216 399
Diverticulosis 112 239
Bronchiectasis 55 850
Colitis 169 278

 


Most abundant organs

Type Cases with blood with Tumor+Normal Total samples
Breast 6166 750 2839 13321
Ovary 5946 1565 613 16625
Colon 3283 1175 780 7488
Prostate Gland 2746 1937 11 18552
Uterus 2157 370 80 2567
Lung 1786 45 308 11585
Kidney 1775 419 253 5893
Other gynecological 1567 89 40 2178
Thyroid Gland 1458 900 409 2685
Lymph Node 1395 710 8 2299
Soft Tissue 1204 37 24 3042
Liver 789 22 186 1672
Bladder 767 309 90 2643
Pancreas 716 109 247 1250
Fetal tissue 699 2 0 1656
OMENTUM 521 102 9 888
Small Intestine 436 61 41 770
Brain 380 79 3 1090
Stomach 359 33 85 642
Adrenal Gland 301 50 22 527
Seminal Vesicle 271 214 23 517
Testis 270 88 0 577
Hemotopoietic system 257 2 13 325

 


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 2017-08-02.