Biospecimens and Pathology Core
The Biospecimens and Pathology Core provides biospecimens, pathology annotations, histological services and pathology support for research projects in the Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer SPORE and other breast cancer translational research projects.
- Frozen tissue
- Archived formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue
- Tissue microarrays, cell line microarrays and cryopreserved tissue
The Biospecimens and Pathology Core also provides histology-related services, such as sectioning, immunostaining, antibody optimization and characterization, and digital imaging.
Core pathologists provide immunohistochemistry interpretations. These functions are essential to most translational research, including the specific projects included in the Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer SPORE.
Directors of the Biospecimens and Pathology Core are: