The South Carolina Biorepository System (SCBS), directed by Dr. Phil Buckhaults, School of Medicine, is a statewide tissue bank working with health care facilities across South Carolina to collect tumor and matched normal tissue samples from patients with cancer, and providing these samples to researchers statewide. All specimens are de-identified to protect patient privacy, but are annotated with essential, detailed clinical data. Currently, the SCBS inventory includes specimens from the leading types of cancers in South Carolina: breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate, as well as many other cancer sites. The ultimate goal is to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families.
For additional information about the SCBS, contact
Dr. Phil Buckhaults at 803-434-1333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbia, SC 29208 • 803-777-7000