Project List

Biospecimens stored at the TRRC are collected under the following studies. Studies described below give a short overview of the study and specimens that are stored for each study.


Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Screening Study (PAFS) – BWH

Former PI: Abrar Qureshi
Current PI: Joe Merola
Type of Study: Observational 4 year longitudinal study

Types of Specimen Collected:
Blood — Collected at baseline with optional yearly follow-up of up to 4 years. The blood is processed and stored in PBMC’s, Plasma, DNA, and RNA.
Plaque psoriasis skin biopsy — Collected at baseline with no follow-up option. The biopsy is trisected and stored in RNALater, OCT, and formalin.

Study Status: Closed to enrollment


Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Study (CTCL) – Dana-Farber

PI: Thomas Kupper
Type of Study: Observational longitudinal study

Types of Specimen Collected:
Blood — Collected at baseline with optional yearly follow-up. The blood is processed and stored in PBMC’s, Plasma, DNA, and RNA.

Study Status: Open and active enrollment


Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC) – Dana-Farber

PI: Manisha (Manti) Thakuria
Type of Study: Observational longitudinal study

Types of Specimen Collected:
Blood — Collected at baseline with optional yearly follow-up. The blood is processed and stored in PBMC’s, Plasma, and DNA.
Skin tumor samples — Collected during surgery or as shaved biopsy. Skin tumor samples are trisected and stored in RNALater, OCT, Formalin.

Study Status: Open and active enrollment


Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Study (SCRN) – BWH

Former PI: Abrar Qureshi
Type of Study: Observational longitudinal study

Types of Specimen Collected:
Blood — Collected at baseline with optional yearly follow-up. The blood is processed and stored in PBMC’s, Plasma, and DNA.
Skin tumor samples — Collected during surgery or as a punch biopsy. Skin tumor samples are trisected and stored in RNALater, OCT, Formalin.

Study Status: Closed to enrollment


Melanoma Skin Cancer – BWH

Former PI: Abrar Qureshi
Type of Study: Observational longitudinal study

Types of Specimen Collected:
Blood — Collected at baseline with optional yearly follow-up. The blood is processed and stored in PBMC’s, Plasma, and DNA.
Skin tumor samples — Collected during surgery or as a punch biopsy. Skin tumor samples are trisected and stored in RNALater, OCT, Formalin.

Study Status: Closed to enrollment


 

Study Specimen Collection Chart by Study and PI

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