UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

CCSG Acknowledgement

Required CCSG Acknowledgement

The NCI requires that publications acknowledge the Hillman CCSG support, and they are tracking compliance. If a Hillman CCSG-supported Shared Resource provided data used in your publication, please include the following statement in the acknowledgment section of your publication(s):

"This project used the Hillman [insert name(s) of shared resource(s)] that [is/are] supported in part by award P30CA047904."

Shared Resource Directors: Please make sure to include this statement on all of your order forms, contracts, etc. as a reminder to your users to acknowledge the Hillman CCSG support.

Tissue Procurement Facility (TPF)

Test tubesThe Tissue Procurement Facility (TPF) processes and banks tissue biopsies, body fluids, and buffy coats in support of clinical trials and banking protocols. These specimens are processed in diverse ways for recovery of viable cells and storage, under cGTP conditions. Blood is processed for serum, plasma and PBMC. RNA and DNA can be isolated. Tumors can be snap-frozen, fixed, or, digested to single cells and cryopreserved or processed further. Recovered tumor cells can be used as a source of antigens for vaccine preparation, and patient samples can be de–identified for research use.