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 258724
Urine 34766
Other biological fluids 3459
Solid tissues 101690
Normal tissue 26264

 

Carcinomas

Type Cases tumors normal benign
Adenocarcinoma 7094 6286 6498 709
Squamous Cell 517 587 452 45
Adenosquamous 31 42 29 4
Ductal 2669 2337 2921 238
Renal 1237 2713 1497 2
Urothelial 659 947 797 1
In Situ 403 143 542 125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Cancers

Type Cases tumor normal benign
Sarcoma 849 1648 590 64
Mesothelioma 139 531 80 0
Melanoma 309 436 111 4
Blastoma 75 43 5 0

 

Neoplasms

Type Cases tumor normal benign
Adenoma 1277 353 984 183
Fibroma 374 68 470 236
Oncocytoma 85 192 52 0

 

Most abundant non-cancerous diseases

Type Cases Samples
Pneumonia 196 2745
Emphysema 116 1779
Diverticulitis 98 178
Crohn's 216 400
Diverticulosis 112 240
Bronchiectasis 55 850
Colitis 169 278

 


Most abundant organs

Type Cases with blood with Tumor+Normal Total samples
Breast 6143 739 2821 13266
Ovary 5905 1522 586 16447
Colon 3291 1173 777 7510
Prostate Gland 2748 1937 11 18593
Uterus 2153 365 81 2570
Lung 1785 44 307 11589
Kidney 1778 417 252 5924
Other gynecological 1614 97 40 2255
Thyroid Gland 1445 887 409 2660
Lymph Node 1391 709 8 2295
Soft Tissue 1217 39 25 3099
Liver 783 21 184 1655
Bladder 769 310 90 2643
Pancreas 716 108 247 1250
OMENTUM 522 98 9 894
Small Intestine 437 61 41 777
Stomach 358 33 85 641
Brain 313 14 3 1020
Adrenal Gland 312 50 22 542
Testis 272 89 23 584
Seminal Vesicle 271 214 0 517
Hemotopoietic system 259 2 13 327

updated 2017-06-05.