The ACSR has formalin-fixed paraffin embedded biospecimens, fresh frozen biospecimens, malignant cell suspensions, fine needle aspirates, and cell lines from patients with HIV-related malignancies. The ACSR also has stored frozen serum, plasma, urine, bone marrow, cervical and anal specimens, saliva, semen, and multi-site autopsy speicmens from patients with HIV-related malignancies including those who have participated in clinical trials. The ACSR has developed and maintains an associated databank that includes prognostic, staging, outcome and treatment data on patients from whom tissues were obtained.
The ACSR database contains more than 300,000 individual biospecimens with associated clinical information. Biospecimens are entered into the ACSR database by processing type, disease category, and by HIV status.
Investigators requesting biospecimens are highly encouraged to address their inquiries directly to the Central Operations and Data Coordinating Center (CODCC) for complete and up to date information regarding biospecimen availability.
Custom Specimen Sets
Custom biospecimen sets can be obtained upon request. The ACSR continues to develop special sets of biospecimens, including serial biospecimens from patients involved in clinical trials, matched tumor and control specimens, multi-site autopsy specimens, lymphoma epidemiology study specimens, male/female derived specimens from all AIDS risk categories, and internationally obtained biospecimens.
Need assistance with your search?
Contact the ACSR Central Operations and Data Coordinating Center’s (CODCC) at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with your search for biospecimens. The ACSR will not only search the ACSR database for biospecimen requests but can help to obtain biospecimens from numerous other sources to supplement your research needs.