Establishment of a UF Brain Tumor Tissue Bank: Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research
The mission of the Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research is to discover cures for brain
tumors and develop innovative brain tumor treatment modalities by providing a central
repository for brain tumor biopsies and clinical information from individuals throughout the
state of Florida, improving brain tumor biomedical research programs within the state of
Florida, facilitating funding opportunities, fostering collaboration with brain tumor
research organizations and other institutions, and fostering improved technology transfer of
brain tumor research findings into clinical trials and widespread public use.
The Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research will collect and store left-over tissue that is
not needed for medical care or diagnosis in a tissue bank in the Evelyn F. and William L.
McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida. Tissue, medical information,
cerebrospinal fluid, blood and answers to Quality of Life questionnaires will be stored and
made available to researchers. Although developed for Florida, tumor tissue from all other
states would be accepted.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Collect and maintain clinical data and tumor tissue removed during brain surgeries.
William A Freidman, MD
University of Florida
United States: Institutional Review Board
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