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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 performs clinical-grade sample processing and molecular testing on pre-clinical models and clinical specimens. These services are provided to Cancer Center members for research purposes. 

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 


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.

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Preanalytical Evaluation and Molecular Testing Service 

Preanalytical Evaluation and Molecular Testing 

The Pre-Analytical Evaluation and Molecular Testing (PEMT) shared resource provides sample processing, nucleic acid extraction, molecular testing, and data analysis and interpretation services to support translational and clinical research.

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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.

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