The Alliance Biorepository at The Ohio State University (ABOSU) serves as the largest biorepository serving the Alliance clinical trials. It is located at within Ohio State's Department of Pathology. The ABOSU receives, processes, stores and distributes formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) blocks, core and slides, as well as frozen tissue, peripheral blood, plasma, serum and urine from institutions participating in Alliance clinical trials. ABOSU operations also include processing of biospecimens to isolate serum, plasma and DNA for storage, TMA construction and virtual microscopy for remote pathology review. The ABOSU currently has over 500,000 tissue and fluid biospecimens banked. It generally receives over 20,000 biospecimens per year and distributes between 5,000 and 10,000 per year.
The Digital Pathology Core (PC) is a supporting service of the Alliance Biorepository.
Alliance Biorepository at Ohio State
Alliance History and Information
Proposals for specimen utilization
Cancer Trials Support Unit
Children's Oncology Group
European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer
Gynecologic Oncology Group
Human Research Protections Program
National Cancer Institute
National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project
North Central Cancer Treatment Group
Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
Southwest Oncology Group