Clinical & Molecular Epidemiology Shared Resource
Director: Anca D. Dragomir, PhD
Harris Building, Suite 1200
Co-Director: Yun Ling Zheng, PhD
LL169 Lombardi Building
Repository Manager: Trent Jackson
LL148 Lombardi Building
Data Manager: Lenka Goldman
LL148 Lombardi Building
Lombardi Building Suite 150
3800 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007
For specific inquiries contact:
- Blood Product-Biospecimen request: Trent Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Questionnaire data entry: Lenka Goldman, email@example.com
Established in 2000, the Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology Shared Resource (CMESR) is a repository of human biological specimens and linked epidemiological data for cancer biomarker studies. Collected biological samples include blood components, buccal cells, and extracted DNA linked to clinical and epidemiological data from subjects with and without cancer. Breast, lung, prostate, head and neck, and colorectal cancers are included at the present time.
This resource supports Lombardi's mission to conduct population studies of cancer risk factors and prevention. Subject accrual and biospecimen collection by CMESR recruiters at Lombardi clinics has grown to become a comprehensive resource for the Lombardi scientific community, both in terms of supplying linked data and specimens to investigators, and conducting pilot studies to accrue such materials (e.g. as preliminary data in support of grant applications).
Personnel from the CMESR approach cancer and non-cancer subjects, obtain consent to collect specimens, administer questionnaires, and obtain the necessary consent forms to allow these materials to be used for future studies. Researchers from various Lombardi programs have used these materials to develop biomarkers of early detection, progression, recurrence and prognosis, for studies of cancer risk, and for studies assessing the utilization of screening and counseling resources by cancer patients.
The CMESR also offers additional services for its users, including customized data reports on clinical/pathology and epidemiological characteristics of the study subjects, with information on outcomes and follow-up, high-quality data entry for questionnaires, food frequency surveys and other research forms.Acknowledgements
In all publications that include data derived or methods used from the Clinical & Molecular Epidemiology Shared Resource, please acknowledge our resource. The Clinical & Epidemiology Shared Resource is partially supported by NIH/NCI grant P30-CA051008.