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CSIR Biopsy Collections

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  • In addition to sample collection for Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG) collaborations, CCG's Pathology Team is integrated into the research biopsy collection process for all Dana-Farber research biopsies performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital Cross-Sectional Interventional Radiology (BWH CSIR). This initiative is called the Dana-Farber CSIR Biopsy Collection Initiative, or DCBC.

    DCBC arose from the desire to unify the collection of all research biopsy samples from BWH CSIR and create a consistent, organized, and responsive process for procuring samples directly from radiology staff on behalf of all Dana-Farber research protocols, investigators, and disease centers. Under this initiative, CCG's trained pathology technicians communicate the research study needs to CSIR and allocate the tissue to protocols according to a specified priority list. In doing so, the pathology technicians standardize the procurement of research tissue samples from CSIR.

    If you have any questions about the Dana-Farber CSIR Biopsy Collections, please email

    Dana-Farber researchers can access DCBC resources at