Proposal of a punch biopsy protocol as a pre-requisite for the establishment of a tissue bank from resected esophageal tumors

Luigi Bonavina, Letizia Laface, Stefano Picozzi, Marco Nencioni, Stefano Siboni, Davide Bona, Andrea Sironi, Francesca Sorba, Claudio Clemente

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Abstract

With the development of tissue banking, a need for homogeneous methods of collection, processing, and storage of tissue has emerged. We describe the implementation of a biological bank in a high-volume, tertiary care University referral center for esophageal cancer surgery. We also propose an original punch biopsy technique of the surgical specimen. The method proved to be simple, reproducible, and not expensive. Unified standards for specimen collection are necessary to improve results of specimen-based diagnostic testing and research in surgical oncology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-460
Number of pages4
JournalPathology and Oncology Research
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

Keywords

  • Esophageal carcinoma
  • Punch biopsy
  • Surgical oncology
  • Tissue bank
  • Tumor bank

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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