Tissue Biorepository

To enhance the HCRI's mission of conducting innovative and integrative basic and clinical research to confront the complex challenges of cancer,  the Biosample Repository was established to enable researchers to investigate the mechanistic basis of human cancers, to identify new therapeutic targets, and to assess novel biomarkers of disease incidence and/or progression. 

In collaboration with pathologists at The South Bend Medical Foundation and physicians at St. Joseph Health SystemsBeacon Medical Group, and other practices around the region, the Biosample Repository collects tissue samples and fluids (blood, urine, saliva, ascites) procured from patients with malignant disease or control populations. These tissue samples and biofluids are distributed to HCRI investigators in a de-identified manner following application to and approval by the Tissue Use Committee.

The Biosample Repository aims to serve as a centralized resource to procure, process, store, and distribute biosamples to investigators associated with HCRI. 

Harper Cancer Research Institute Biosample Repository

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Sharon Stack. Contact: 574-631-4100  
  • University of Notre Dame Institutional Review Board Approval Protocol Number: 17-05-3875
  • For information on tissue procurement and distribution, please contact HCRI Tissue Bank Coordinator, Toni Mayberry.