BioRepository & Precision Pathology Center

BioRepository & Precision Pathology Center

The Duke BRPC is a tissue, blood and fluid biorepository, tissue procurement service and research support core laboratory within the Department of Pathology.  BRPC serves as the Southern Division for the National Cancer Institute’s Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN).  Investigators who can benefit from simultaneous receipt of samples from all CHTN biorepositories should consider filling out an application here and email it to us.

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 6,000 patients to share their data, donate their blood and leftover tissue samples to research.  Through BRPC and CHTN, researchers can access over 60,000 dedicated research specimens, millions of leftover clinical pathology samples as well as de-identified clinical, histopathologic and molecular data.  BRPC staff, because of their expertise in histopathologic and molecular data annotation, facilitate the Duke Cancer Institute’s participation in the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Genomics Evidence Neoplasia Information Exchange (GENIE) project.

The BRPC has been College of American Pathologists (CAP)-accredited since 2013 and has an excellent partnership with DUHS Clinical and Anatomic Pathology Laboratories which supports translational research with simultaneous protection of patient care.   The BRPC 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 BRPC@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 BRPC

DUMC 3712

Durham, NC 27710

Office: 919-684-2531

Email

William Jeck, MD PhD

William Jeck, MD PhD

Associate Director for AI & Computational Pathology

DUMC 3712

Durham, NC 27710

Email

Jadee Neff, MD PhD

Jadee Neff, MD PhD

Associate Director for Genomics

DUMC 3712

Durham, NC 27710

Email

Avani Anil Pendse MD PhD

Avani Pendse, MD PhD

Associate Director for Proteomics

DUMC 3712

Durham, NC 27710

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Jonathan Bell, MD

Jonathan Bell, MD

Bioinformatician

DUMC 3712

Durham, NC 27710

Office: 919-681-1904

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Hayley Chavarria, MS

Hayley Chavarria, MA

Business Systems Analyst

Office: 919-681-3783

Thomas Ribar, BA

Thomas Ribar, BA

Lab Research Analyst

Office: 919-684-4530

Email

Ada Golowiejko, BS

Ada Golowiejko, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator, CHTN Southern Division Coordinator, Team Lead

Office: 919-684-4143

Christian Cook

Christian Cook, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator, Team Lead

Office: 919-684-4143

Aisha Cato

Aisha Cato, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator

Office: 919-684-4143

Xufeng Chen, PhD

Xufeng Chen, PhD

Lab Research Analyst II

Office: 919-684-4143

 

 Megan Griffin, BS

Megan Griffin, BS

Research Technician II

Office: 919-684-4143