Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Breast Cancer: Tissue and Specimen Collection
RATIONALE: Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue from patients with breast cancer to study in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about cancer. PURPOSE: This phase I study is collecting tissue samples for future research from women undergoing surgery for breast cancer.
- Collect breast tissue for future research from women undergoing surgery for breast cancer.
- Create microarrays by tumor type for internal use by Specialized Program of Research Excellence.
OUTLINE: Tumor tissue is collected and analyzed to create microarrays by tumor type for future research studies.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 1,250 patients will be accrued for this study.
Accepting Healthy Volunteers?
- Undergoing surgery for breast cancer