Tissue Bank and Data Base for Urologic Diseases
The purpose of this project is to establish a high-quality repository of male and female genitourinary tissue specimens with an associated database of relevant clinical, follow-up and outcome data. Development and maintenance of a high-quality repository is essential to the conduct of translational research for genitourinary cancer. When possible, specimens will be accrued by freezing fresh excess tissue removed at surgery or biopsy. No extra tissue will be removed during surgery expressly for the repository. Specimens will also be obtained from archival paraffin-embedded tissue. Clinical data will be obtained from tumor registry files, from subjects, or review of medical records.