NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Cancer Institute is seeking grant applications for research projects that will investigate and mitigate the challenges that pre-analytical biospecimen variability presents to clinical assay development.

As the starting material for biomarker assays, biospecimens are essential to personalized medicine. However, an increasing number of reports suggest that pre-analytical factors such as post-resection handling of clinical biospecimens can significantly impact assay results.

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