Frequently asked questions
What information comes with the specimens?
The type of information depends on what is requested by the
investigator. At a minimum, the Markey BSTP SRF can provide disease type
(or control), age, gender, staging, histological diagnosis, smoking
history, region, etc., with most specimens. Personal identifying
information is not available to investigators
Is clinical history or follow-up information available?
Under certain circumstances, it will be possible for the Markey BSTP
SRF to partner with the Kentucky Cancer Registry (KCR) and provide such
information. Please contact Craig Horbinski for more information.
Where can I get information about the Kentucky Cancer Registry, Office of Research Integrity and the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration?
KCR (Kentucky Cancer Registry) http://www.kcr.uky.edu/
ORI (Office of Research Integrity) http://www.research.uky.edu/ori/
OSPA (Office of Sponsored Projects Administration) http://www.research.uky.edu/ospa/
How do I get IRB approval?
Learn more about the Office of Research Integrity here: http://www.research.uky.edu/ori/
How is prioritization determined?
- MCC members with cancer-related, peer reviewed studies
- MCC investigators preparing cancer-related, peer reviewed grant applications
- MCC pilot/feasibility projects
- MCC investigators not currently funded by peer reviewed grants
- Non-cancer-related studies