RPCI-UPCI Ovarian Cancer SPORE Cores
The Administration Core provides organizational support for all projects and cores; and implements strategies to ensure compliance with all regulatory bodies (e.g., FDA, IRB, Animal Committee), assure patient confidentiality and data integrity.
The Biospecimen Core will develop a high quality biospecimen bank, and provide other services to Ovarian Cancer SPORE investigators that include tissue microarrays, laser capture microdissection, general research histology services, immunohistochemistry, digital imaging, and pathology review of slides and images.
The Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Core ensures that appropriate data required to answer a study question are collected, and the data meets requirements for administrative reporting, protocol compliance, and regulatory standards for privacy. The Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Core also develops and implements new and novel statistical and bioinformatics methodology as needed to address all study objectives.
The Immune Monitoring Core is responsible for establishing standardized assays of cellular and humoral immune responses in support of the projects.