What we do
The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Hematologic Procurement Bank (formerly known as the Leukemia Tissue Bank and a part of the Pathology Network Shared Resource) provides investigators with appropriately procured and cryopreserved samples of bone marrow and peripheral blood cells, DNA, RNA, and serum/plasma samples from patients with hematological malignancies treated at Roswell Park.
Available hematologic samples
The bank contains more than 200,000 cryopreserved marrow and blood samples from patients with hematological malignancies dating from the present back to 1991 linked to a clinical database. The majority of samples are from patients with acute leukemia.
Approximately 80,000 samples from 2,266 individuals with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and 15,000 samples from 354 patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and 16,000 samples from 1,159 individuals with Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) are currently stored in this shared resource.
Samples from patients with myeloid malignancies, chronic leukemias, lymphoproliferative diseases, multiple myeloma, and other hematological disorders are also available. In addition, we have 3,500 cryopreserved cord blood mononuclear cells.
The bank also contracts with Clinical Research Services to procure, process and store correlative peripheral blood and other biological samples on patients with a variety of solid and hematological malignancies who are receiving investigational treatment on cancer clinical trials.
Hematologic procurement equipment
Open configuration options
- Allegra 6R Refrigerated Centrifuge
- Labnet Tabletop Centrifuge
- Beckman Coulter Tabletop
- Z1 Coulter Counter
- Prism Microfuge
- ThermoCryoPlus3 LN2 Freezers
- -80 Freezers
- Sanyo -30 Freezer
- Hera Cell Incubator
- Cytospin 2
- BioGard Hood
Services & fees
For project pricing please request a quote by contacting us.
- Isolation of PB/BM mononuclear cells
- Cryopreserved cells
- Multiple sample availability: plasma, serum, viable cells, DNA, RNA, protein on request
- De-identified clinical information on samples include: diagnosis, pathology, karyotype, mutational profile, treatment (chemotherapy regimen, response, relapse), age and gender
- Sequential samples/multiple vials available on select patients - DNA/RNA/protein
- Serial timed PK samples of drugs
- Correlative PD labs
- Investigator initiated research samples
- Services available 24/7 and on weeknights and weekends with prior approval and budgeting
- Samples are processed, stored and shipped to outside laboratories/sponsors on request
For more information or to request a quote, contact:
Location & hoursRoswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Hematologic Procurement Shared Resource
Gratwick Basic Science Building, Room 524
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, New York 14263, USA
Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Content for grants
This shared resource is funded by NCI P30CA16056. Publications should cite the core grant in the acknowledgment section, if publications use data generated by the shared resource. Two copies of the publication acknowledging the Core grant should also be submitted to the facility at Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263.
The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Hematologic Procurement Shared Resource (formerly known as the Leukemia Tissue Bank) provides researchers and investigators with appropriately procured and cryopreserved samples of bone marrow and peripheral blood cells, DNA, RNA, and serum/plasma samples from patients with hematological malignancies treated at our institute.
Presently, the HTF contains over 100,000 cryopreserved marrow and blood samples from patients with hematological malignancies dating from the present back to 1991 linked to a clinical database.
The majority of samples are from patients with acute leukemia. Approximately 70,300 samples from 1,550 individuals with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and 11,700 samples from 260 patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) are currently stored in this shared resource.
Samples from patients with myeloid malignancies, chronic leukemias, lymphoproliferative diseases, multiple myeloma, and other hematological disorders are also available.
Personnel include a physician-scientist director, a lab manager, two full-time research technician/technologists and a clinical database manager. Staffing is available after hours and on weekends for sample procurement and processing.
The shared resource also contracts with Clinical Research Services to procure and store correlative biological samples for patients being treated on numerous clinical trials throughout the Institute.
The square footage of the lab where primary patient samples are processed is 488.16 ft. The core has ten large LN2 freezers, one small LN2 freezer, three -80°C stand up freezers, three -20°C stand-up freezers and one fridge/freezer. All freezers are on the Rees system. The core also has one 6 ft hood, one coulter counter, two refrigerated centrifuges and one non-refrigerated. In addition, the core has a water bath and micro-centrifuge.
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