CANINE COMPARATIVE ONCOLOGY & GENOMICS CONSORTIUM

CCOGC Specimens now available

The Canine Comparative Oncology Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) has issued a Request for Proposals for access to samples in the repository. Samples will be provided to awardees at a nominal cost (samples will be provided for free, awardees will need to provide a FedEx account). Applications are due by 5pm EST on August 1st 2017. Applications will be prioritized based on funding, scientific merit, and plan for data release into the public domain. A brief project description (300 word maximum) will be required as part of the application. Tiered sample priority will be based on the following: Tier 1: Requests that have high scientific merit and are supported by grants/awards from the American Kennel Club-Canine Health Foundation (AKC-CHF) or Morris Animal Foundation (MAF). Tier 2: Requests that have high scientific merit and are supported by grants/awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Tier 3: Requests that have high scientific merit and are supported by grants/awards from other agencies (including intramural university sources). Tier 4: All other requests CCOGC RFP 06.16.2017 Please click

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Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium and the Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository Announces the ACCELERATED DISTRIBUTION of Biospecimen Samples

The Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository has been open for release since September 2013. As part of its strategic effort to accelerate discovery, the Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository has modified the process of biospecimen sample release and distribution. Most applications will no longer require scientific review or project disclosure. CCOCG President, Dr. Jaime Modiano said, “our experience to date indicates that investigators soliciting samples are conducting highly meritorious projects, and the results generated from these samples have led to important publications which have had significant, positive impact in the fields of cancer and genomics. To continue and expand these trends, we have streamlined the application process to make our high quality biospecimens more accessible and to make their release expeditious.” Quality control and assessment indicates that diagnostic accuracy for samples in the Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository is exceptional, supporting high quality downstream applications for pathologic, genomic, and other analyses. The Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository houses over 60,000 samples across seven spontaneously arising cancer histologies: osteosarcoma, lymphoma, melanoma, pulmonary tumors, mast cell tumor, soft tissue sarcomas and

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Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium and the Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository Announces the Sale of 1000 Biospecimens in First Year and Completion of Quality Control and Assessment of Repository

Rockville, MD – The Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository has been open for release since September 2013. In year one, the Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository has sold 1000 samples to investigators. Each application is evaluated based on scientific merit. Quality control and assessment of randomly selected samples from the Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository, representing 10% of all cases submitted, has been completed.  The diagnostic classification of almost 89% of submitted specimens was corroborated by in-depth re-review by a panel of independent veterinary pathologists. Secondly, the proportion of specimens yielding nucleic acid considered being of suitable quality for most downstream genomics applications was 89.4% for tumor DNA, 92.1% for tumor RNA and 99.5% for blood DNA. The Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository currently houses over 60,000 samples across seven spontaneously arising cancer histologies: osteosarcoma, lymphoma, melanoma, pulmonary tumors, mast cell tumor, soft tissue sarcomas and hemangiosarcoma. Samples available from each patient include: tumor and normal tissues (formalin fixed, snap frozen and OCT), as well as frozen serum, plasma, urine and whole blood (from both EDTA and PaxGene RNA

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Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium and the Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository Announce the Availability of Canine Cancer Patient Biospecimens for Scientific Study Effective October 29th 2012

Rockville, MD – Canine cancer patient biospecimens are now available for scientific use through the Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) and the Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository. The CCOGC has created an infrastructure for the collection and banking of tissues from dogs with naturally occurring cancer to help researchers further the investigation into the inner workings of cancer in the domestic dog, as well as facilitate investigation into tumor types with broad translational relevance that can benefit both human and dog patients. The Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository currently houses over 2,000 patient samples across seven spontaneously arising cancer histologies: osteosarcoma, lymphoma, melanoma, pulmonary tumors, mast cell tumor, soft tissue sarcomas and hemangiosarcoma. Samples available from each patient include: tumor and normal tissues (formalin fixed, snap frozen and OCT), as well as frozen serum, plasma, urine and whole blood (from both EDTA and PaxGene RNA collection tubes). For more information about CCOGC and to apply for samples from the biorepository, please visit www.ccogc.net or contact us at biospecimens@ccogc.net CCOGC Background Formed in 2004,

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Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository is open as of October 29th 2012

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Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium And the Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository Announce the Availability of Canine Biospecimens for Scientific Study

Rockville, MD – Canine cancer biospecimens are now available to be released for scientific research through the Canine Comparative Oncology and Genomics Consortium (CCOGC) and the Pfizer-CCOGC Biospecimen Repository. Patient sample sets from canine cancer patients have been collected to build the repository and they are now available to help researchers further the investigation into the inner workings of cancer in many breeds, as well as facilitate investigation into tumor types with broad translational relevance that can benefit both human and veterinary patients. Seven spontaneously arising cancer histologies (osteosarcoma, lymphoma, melanoma, pulmonary tumors, mast cell tumor, soft tissue sarcomas, hemangiosarcom) are currently banked.  Samples from each patient include: tumor tissue, normal tissue, serum, plasma, urine, whole blood, DNA, and RNA. In addition, the CCOGC has an established infrastructure for prospective sample collection should the banked samples not meet your research needs. For more information about CCOGC, applying for repository samples, or inquiring about prospective tissue collections, please visit our website at www.ccogc.net or contact us at administration@ccogc.net. CCOGC Background Formed in

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Prospective collections now available

In 2007 sample collection began at three veterinary institutions, with a focus on collecting three histologies of interest in the field of comparative oncology (osteosarcoma, lymphoma, melanoma). In 2008, four additional collection sites were added plus four additional histologies. In accordance with the initial goals of the CCOGC, the prospective collection of tissues is now available. By making use of the existing CCOCG Biorepository infrastructure, investigators can have biospecimens collected to their specifications for unique research needs.

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