The study of human tumor tissues or bodily fluids including blood, pleural effusions, ascites, urine, and CSF is fundamental to biomarker discovery and validation, disease monitoring, and the establishment of predictive and prognostic factors. The Department of Pathology has archival human tumor tissue materials going back decades, some stored fresh tumor tissues, e.g. from hematological malignancies, and other banked materials, e.g. from brain, GI, GU or other malignancies.


Assist investigators with access to human tumor and normal tissues for cancer biology and therapeutics research. Provide support for grant submissions.


Murray Resnick, MD, PhD
Vice Chair
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Brown University & Lifepsan​
Email: [email protected]

Liang Cheng, MD
Vice Chair for Translational
Director of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Lifespan Academic Medical Center
Tel: 401-606-4654 | Fax: 401-444-8514 | Mobile: 317-258-7658
[email protected]

C. James Sung, M.D.
Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Executive Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Care New England Health System
Professor and Vice Chair of Pathology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Tel: 401-430-1177 | Fax: 401-453-7681
[email protected] |

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