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Tissue Resources

The Tissue Resources Core facility is a specialized unit of the Human Tissue Procurement Facility (HTPF) that supports Cancer Center member researchers by acquiring, preserving, and distributing high quality human tissues and providing priority histology, immunohistochemistry, tissue microarray, and laser capture microdissection services for both human and animal tissues. Services are open to all Cancer Center members on an equal basis. Free parking is provided to members picking up samples who work off the CWRU/University Hospitals campus.

Samples are for research purposes only and may not be used for clinical diagnosis or implantation into humans. Clinical information relating to the samples and donors are collected and maintained in a secure database. Samples and data are de-identified or de-linked before release to the researcher unless he/she has specific IRB approval to gain access to this information. 

Please note: Researchers must complete a formal application and have an IRB approval or exemption for the study to access human tissue from the Core.

Policies of Operation

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Acknowledgement

Remember to acknowledge the valuable services provided by Cancer Center Core Facilities in your research papers and publications:
"This research was supported by the Tissue Resources Core Facility of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (P30CA043703)."

Contact for Information

Locations: Wearn Building, Rm. 333 (Tissue Procurement, IHC and TMA Services) and Institute of Pathology, Rm. B-12 (Histology)

Director and Pathologist Concierge: Gregory T. MacLennan, MD
216.844.7452
gtm2@case.edu

Associate Director of IHC: Dawn M. Dawson, MD
216.368.5912
dawn.dawson@UHhospitals.org

Director of Operations: Robert E. Wyza, MS
216.844.5389
fax 216.844.4911
rew7@case.edu

Tissue Procurement Manager: Wendi Barrett, BA
216.844.3939
wxb8@case.edu

Histology Manager: Nancy L. Edgehouse, BS
216.368.8700
nle@case.edu

IHC and TMA Services: Adam Kresak, BS
216.844.0076
amk41@case.edu

LCM Services: Patrick Leahy, PhD
216.368.0761
patrick.leahy@case.edu

Associate Director of IHC

Dawn M. Dawson, MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology
dmd2@case.edu

Medical Advisor

Joseph E. Willis, MD
Associate Professor, Pathology
joseph.willis@case.edu