Thursday, June 10, 2010

UAB Places emphasis on new Biorepository

The UAB Reporter Online looks at the new biorepository that was built in Birmingham, Alabama. There, scientists realize that the key to curing cancer and other diseases may lie within the body. The best way to find cures is to keep samples of all of the individuals who visit the biobank.

Human-tissue samples are vital to the scientific study of all diseases, especially cancer research, says Grizzle, a senior scientist in the Cancer Center. Scientists can compare gene profiles, DNA, clinical outcomes and other characteristics to locate and identify specific genes or mutations that routinely appear in cancers. That information enables doctors to identify patients who are more prone to cancer and select the most effective treatments.

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