How do scientists discover new genetic “biomarkers” to diagnose and treat disease early? The research community cites access to high quality biospecimens as the single most critical need for conducting today’s generation of molecular or genomic experiments. Yet the field of biospecimens has lagged behind virtually every other area of medical research.

Biobanks are storage facilities for biospecimens. men with prostate cancer should talk to their doctors about opportunities for their biospecimens to be used in prostate cancer research.

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