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 7006 6203 6320 704
Squamous Cell 510 583 447 183
Adenosquamous 31 42 29 4
Ductal 2552 2264 2779 233
Renal 1233 2703 1493 2
Urothelial 659 947 797 1
In Situ 386 139 517 123

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Cancers

Type Cases tumor normal benign
Adenoma 1267 351 973 183
Sarcoma 840 1638 584 64
Mesothelioma 137 522 80 0
Fibroma 360 67 438 236
Melanoma 307 435 111 4
Blastoma 74 42 5 0
Oncocytoma 81 189 49 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
Prostate Gland 2744 1937 11 18588
Ovary 5873 1491 561 16239
Breast 6111 735 2792 13192
Lung 1784 44 308 11565
Colon 3281 1163 775 7492
Kidney 1772 410 245 5905
Soft Tissue 1222 37 25 3106
Bladder 769 310 90 2643
Thyroid Gland 1432 874 408 2634
Uterus 2135 355 74 2547
Other gynecological 1703 103 40 2391
Lymph Node 1383 709 8 2287
Liver 780 19 183 1650
Pancreas 716 108 247 1250
Brain 312 13 3 1019
OMENTUM 520 95 8 894
Small Intestine 437 61 41 777
Stomach 358 33 85 641
Testis 272 89 23 584
Adrenal Gland 312 50 22 542
Seminal Vesicle 271 11 0 517
Esophagus 228 31 98 419
Spleen 208 16 17 387
all other 1634 179 --- 2793

updated 2017-05-03.