One of the major barriers to pediatric brain cancer research is the lack of autopsy tissue available for study. For tumors that can be neither resected nor biopsied, it is the only tissue available. Even for those tumors that were previously banked, it provides access to larger quantities of both tumor and normal tissue than are available via resection. Moreover, autopsy tissue may be paired with originally resected tissue to enable comparison studies.
By offering autopsy tissue donation to families, you will be providing them with an opportunity that may bring them comfort for years to come.
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