Tissue Microarrays from Biopsy Specimens
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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 wordsTissue 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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