The UMMC Biobank, the tissue bank core for the UMMC Cancer Institute, supports translational and clinical research.
The biobank has dedicated biorepository specialists who consent patients and process specimens. Our consent allows access to historical and future clinical data through the electronic health record (EHR) to facilitate in-depth translational research.
The biobank provides researchers with biological cancer specimens. Samples are collected, processed and distributed in strict accordance with protocols reviewed and approved by the UMMC Institutional Review Board. Assuring absolute privacy and uncompromised medical care for our tissue donors is our highest priority.
Samples collected include whole blood, serum, plasma, white blood cells, tumor and normal tissue, handled according to the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) Best Practices.
Calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment is performed regularly
We welcome external collaborations.
Learn more about our biobank.
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
General Information: 601-984-1000
Patient Appointments: 888-815-2005