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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Biological specimen provider ISpecimen announced today that it has signed an agreement to exclusively manage serum samples and associated data for the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine's Cancer Serum Biobank.

The biobank holds roughly 130,000 frozen serum samples collected between 1975 and 1990 from about 17,000 unique Mayo Clinic patients covering 85 malignant and benign cancers, as well as normal controls. It also includes patient diagnosis and treatment data.

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