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The Ohio State University Veterinary Biospecimen Repository

The OSUVBR collects samples of tumors and normal tissue from dogs and cats, and stores these tissues under controlled conditions for future use by multiple investigators. Over 225 sample distributions have been made to over over 45 investigators at 20 institutions.

The OSUVBR collects samples of tumors and normal tissue from dogs and cats, and stores these tissues under controlled conditions for future use by multiple investigators. Over 225 sample distributions have been made to over over 45 investigators at 20 institutions.

The patient population consists mainly of client-owned dogs with spontaneous neoplasms, which as a group have a heterogeneous genetic background that more closely resembles the diversity observed in the human population when compared to rodent models of cancer. Dogs with spontaneous tumors recapitulate key features of human malignancies including chemotherapy/radiation resistance and widespread metastasis, making them a valuable resource for clinical investigations. The tumor inventory includes sets of samples from over 35 different tumor types. Sample types include snap frozen, FFPE and OCT blocks of tumor and normal tissue, whole blood, plasma, serum, all-cell pellets, and urine. 

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