Research & Education
One of the Nation’s First Flow and Image Cytometry Facilities
RPCI's Flow and Image Cytometry Facility – recognized as one of the nation’s first and finest – analyzes cell samples for RPCI researchers, leading health centers, and many different National Institutes of Health clinical studies. This unique facility specializes in leukemias and lymphomas, identifying specific types or subtypes of cancer by determining the specific antigen expression of the tumor using analyses with antibodies and sophisticated laser-activated flow cytometry. Within hours, these specialists can tell whether a patient has leukemia and what type of leukemia it is, and this information helps guide the patient’s treatment.