Tissue Microarrays from Biopsy Specimens

  • Milton W. DattaEmail author
  • André A. Kajdacsy-Balla
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 664)


The construction of tissue microarrays from needle core biopsy specimens allows for the study of diseases with limited tissue samples and provides insight into tumors that are treated with nonsurgical approaches. While the techniques are technically challenging, in the hands of investigators they can reveal new insights into biomarkers of disease.

Key words

Tissue microarray Biopsy Pathology Prostate cancer 



This work has been supported in part by a grant from the National Cancer Institute (U01 CA 86473). We would like to thank the members of the Cooperative Prostate Cancer Tissue Resource, whose support and enthusiasm made the development of these techniques possible.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hospital Pathology Associates and Department of PathologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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