Standard Specimen Reference Set: Breast Cancer and Imaging

Abbreviated Name
Lead Investigator
Marks, JeffreyDuke University Medical Center
Coordinating Investigator
Feng, Ziding Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Involved Investigators


The primary objective of this study is to assemble a well-characterized set of blood specimens and images to test biomarkers that, in conjunction with mammography, can detect and discriminate breast cancer. These samples will be divided to provide “sets” of specimens that can be tested in a number of different laboratories. Since tests will be performed on the same sets of samples, the data will be directly comparable and decisions regarding which biomarker or set of biomarkers have value in breast cancer detection can be made. These sets will reside at a National Cancer Institute facility at Frederick, MD.


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Analytic Method



  • No biomarkers available at this time for this protocol

Data Collections

 Team Project
Protocol ID
Protocol Type
Reference Set
Field of Research
Other, Specify
Collaborative Group
Breast and Gynecologic Cancers Research Group
Cancer Types
  • Malignant neoplasm of breast

Associated Forms