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University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Cancer Center, A National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Molecular Pathology

The University of Colorado Cancer Center Molecular Pathology Shared Resource ensures that well-characterized human tumors and materials derived from human tumors are provided to Cancer Center and other funded investigators for research in human cancer. 

The three complementary services in the Molecular Pathology Shared Resource provide fundamental
technologies for CU Cancer Center researchers, including DNA sequencing, biospecimen evaluation and preparation, and cytogenetics analysis. Having expertise in these molecular research essentials greatly facilitates cancer research in Colorado.

Cytogenetics Service

Cytogenetics Service

The CU Cancer Center Cytogenetics Service is a source of expertise on experimental design, data analyses and interpretation and is equipped with state-of-the-art fluorescence microscopes and performs karyotyping and custom-based FISH assays.

Learn about our cytogenetics services

Preanalytical Evaluation and Molecular Testing Service

Preanalytical Evaluation and Molecular Testing Service

The Pre-analytical Evaluation and Molecular Testing (PEMT) Service provides processing, testing, imaging and verification services to support basic laboratory and clinical research.

Discover our preanalytical evaluation and molecular testing service

Preanalytical Evaluation and Molecular Testing Service


The Research Histology Shared Resource provides a wide range of standardized frozen and paraffin histology procedures that can be tailored to specific research needs. Services include cytology preparations, frozen sections, tissue grossing/cassetting, paraffin processing, sectioning, routine and special stains. We specialize in chromogenic immunohistochemistry and antibody optimization procedures.

Discover our histology service


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