Advanced Tumor/Tissue Bank

What we are studying

Wake Forest Baptist Health maintains a tissue bank that supports a series of research studies evaluating tumor biology and its implications for treatment. The tissue bank harvests fresh tissue (or blood) which is removed in the course of standard operations or biopsies for tumors or malignancy (including blood samples from leukemia patients and collection of discarded pap smear cells). If any tissue removed during your surgery contains abnormal cells, you may participate in the tissue bank project. Participation allows physicians at Wake Forest Baptist Health to send some of the tissue removed to the tissue bank. Additionally, any normal tissue and/or fluid removed in the course of the operation and/or the collection of a blood sample may also be stored for future research studies. This tissue will be stored for research projects on topics such as tumors, treatment of cancer patients, and other conditions.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patients undergoing standard operations or biopsies for tumors or malignancy

What is involved

  • Subjects are only being asked to give remaining tissue samples that would otherwise be thrown away or destroyed after surgery or biopsy for medical research



Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Libby McWilliams

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.