The START Tumor Bank is a department within the PK Department that handles the fresh and archival tissue samples required by the clinical trials conducted at START and banks samples collected for the START Tissue Program. A member of the PK Department is present during the biopsy procedures for immediate processing of the biopsy sample per the requirement of the clinical trial. Additionally, the START Tumor Bank collects and banks blood and tumor tissue of patients who consent to the START Tissue Program which supports the START Genome Project. The mission of the START Tumor Bank is to make data generated from the START Tissue Program and the START Genome Project available to all researchers engaged in cancer research with a goal to accelerate the discovery and development of novel agents for the treatment and cure of cancer.
Brianne Kaiser, MBA, MLS (ASCP)CM
PK Department and Tumor Bank Manager
START 4383 Medical Drive, Suite 3044
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 593-5276
Fax: (210) 593-5739