The Institutional Tissue Bank (ITB) at MD Anderson is a College of American Pathologists (CAP)-accredited and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified research biospecimen repository, developed for the purpose of collection, processing, storage and distribution of patient tissue samples, fluids, and related clinical data across MD Anderson to research investigators and beyond on behalf of the institutional protocols. Go to the About page to learn more about the ITB.
Step 1: Register with ITB by submitting a request for registration form.
Step 2: Set up initial consultation by email or telephone from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more instructions on how to request samples and use BIMS, see the Resources page.
The focus of ITB is to provide efficient and cost-effective biospecimen services to investigators and help their teams save time and funds that then can be applied to further aspects of their projects.
Please use the following text when acknowledging the core: “The Institutional Tissue Bank was supported in part by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center an P30CA016672.”
Go to the Acknowledgment page to see guidelines on whether the efforts of core personnel merit authorship.