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.