The overall goal of the Baylor College of Medicine Gynecologic Tissue Biorepository is to establish a resource for high quality tissue specimens suitable for translational research in reproductive biology, gynecology and gynecologic oncology.
Enable high-quality, comprehensive universal data and biologic specimen procurement across a broad ethnic, racial, and social demographic of patients.
Create a searchable database of de-identified clinical and outcome demographics suitable for assessing clinical significance of specific biological events.
Maintain an infrastructure to ensure that all specimens are systematically collected and processed so that their multi-functional potential for isolating distinct and unique biologic resources is conserved, including:
- RNA and miRNA
- Genomic DNA
- Protein, enzymes and metabolites
Image of repository for tissue.
The GTR offers a variety of gynecologic tissue samples:
- Fallopian Tube
- Reproductive Tract Cancers
- Benign Ovarian Tumors/Cysts
We also collect matched specimens of whole blood, serum, and urine.
De-identified demographics are available for most specimens.