The immense generosity of patients who donate their bodies to the Last Wish Program (LWP) has allowed us to build a valuable repository of tumor and non-neoplastic samples of a breadth (e.g. multiple anatomic sites) and depth (e.g. multiple regions of tumors) that would not be obtainable antemortem. The LWP archive includes a wide variety of frozen and paraffin-embedded tissue samples.
We work collaboratively with MSK investigators on research studies.
The LWP team includes pathologists, administrative staff, and technicians who can facilitate (among other things):
- pathology review and qualitative and/or quantitative characterization of pathologic phenotypes
- selection of optimal specimens and material for analysis
- preparation of stained or unstained slides
- immunohistochemistry (staining and interpretation)
- nucleic acid extraction
Please contact us to discuss the specific needs of your project — we look forward to working with you.