BioRepository & Precision Pathology Center

BioRepository & Precision Pathology Center

The Duke BRPC is a tissue, blood, and fluid biorepository and research support core laboratory within the Department of Pathology.  It is a formal shared resource of both the School of Medicine and the Duke Cancer Institute. 

The Duke BRPC has facilitated biospecimen collection and processing for over 10,000 Duke patients participating in clinical trials.  In addition, the Duke BRPC has obtained broad consent from over 5,000 patients for blood and leftover cancer tissue donation to research.  Through the BRPC, researchers can access over 60,000 dedicated research specimens and millions of leftover clinical pathology samples.  The BRPC has been College of American Pathologists (CAP)-accredited since 2013 and has an excellent working relationship with the DUHS Clinical and Anatomic Pathology Laboratories.  This partnership supports all forms of biobanking with simultaneous protection of patient care.

The BRPC, which is based in the Department of Pathology, has dedicated staff and is under the direction of Dr. Shannon McCall.

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Pathology Request for Fresh Tissue Release

To request fresh research tissue from a consented patient’s surgery, please complete the form and email to BRPC@duke.edu.  Please note there is a fee associated with these requests.

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BRPC Request For Protocol Support

To request continuous BRPC services for a protocol, please complete the form and email to aubrey.coulas@duke.edu

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BRPC Request for Samples or Data

To request existing BRPC samples or associated data, please complete this form and email to BRPC@duke.edu.

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Clinical Trials Archival Tissue Request

To request archival paraffin materials for a patient enrolled in a clinical trial, please complete this form, and send with the patient’s signed consent form to path-clintrials@duke.edu.

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Staff
Shannon J. McCall, MD

Shannon J. McCall, MD

Director

DUMC 3712

Durham, NC 27710

Office: 919-684-2531

Email

Xiaoyin "Sara" Jiang, MD, FCAP

Xiaoyin "Sara" Jiang, MD, FCAP

Associate Director

DUMC 3712

Durham, NC 27710

Office: 919-684-6667

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Aubrey Coulas, BS

Aubrey Coulas, BS

Research Program Leader

Office: 919-681-6042

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Thomas Ribar, BA

Thomas Ribar, BA

Shared Resource Lab Manager

Office: 919-684-4530

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Crystal Cates, CCRP, MS

Crystal Cates, CCRP, MS

Clinical Research Coordinator, Tier 2

Office: 919-684-2555

Michael Fox, BS

Michael Fox, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator, Tier 1

Office: 919-684-2555

Ashley Fletcher, BA

Ashley Fletcher, BA

Specialized Technical Services Lead

Office: 919-684-4143

Kellie Soafer, BS

Kellie Soafer, BS

Research Technician II

Office: 919-684-4143