Non-Therapeutic Protocol

TBANK: Protocol for Collecting, Banking and Distributing Human Tissue Samples: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Tissue Resources Core Facility

Type of Protocol/Clinical Study

Supportive Studies: Tissue Banks


The aims of this protocol are: to collect and store diseased and normal tissue and body fluid samples from new and returning patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, affiliated sites and collaborating institutions; to collect and store samples from relatives of St. Jude patients; to collect and store retrospective and prospective pertinent corresponding clinical and laboratory data on disease characterization, treatment, and outcome; and to serve as a source of human biological samples and corresponding laboratory and clinical data.


To provide a high quality repository of tumor and normal samples to facilitate translational research performed by St Jude Faculty and their collaborators.

Banked tissue may be used for research that leads to new tests or products that can be sold. Tissue may be used in studies by St. Jude researchers collaborating with other medical centers or commercial companies doing medical research. Some research using your samples may be funded by industry sponsors. Only the amount of tissue needed for their research will be shared with these collaborating researchers. They will be required to return any unused portion to St. Jude.


Eligible samples include the following:

Principal Investigator

Charles Mullighan, MBBS, MD

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