The BRCF is a cancer focused but non-disease or site specific collection resource for highly annotated human samples. Specimens are available to qualified researchers at KUMC and vetted collaborating institutions.
Specimens maybe collected and dispensed fresh to onsite investigators, including:
The BRCF also collects samples unique to certain groups of patients such as:
The repository may obtain FFPE material from the hospital archives. KUMC researchers are allowed to request FFPE material through iLab. Since BRCF staff accesses the hospital records sufficient amount of time should be alloted for case identification. It is the researcher's responsibility to communicate deadlines.
Samples may be obtained by submitting a request through the online request and billing system iLab. More information about iLab and how to submit request on our Requests page.
The BRCF understands unique sample needs arise from time to time. Within reason special arrangements can be made to collect novel sample requirements. For unique needs, please contact 913-588-4765 or email BRCF@kumc.edu. We will make every effort to arrange consents and obtain collections if appropriate and feasible.
Any questions or discussion about services, which are best addressed in person, will be scheduled by Susan Ard. In order to comply with universal safety precautions, unannounced visitors are not permitted to enter lab.
Samples presenting results for publication of any manuscript shall be mentioned in the acknowledgments. Policies for acknowledging the repository in manuscripts are described here.