Imagine the worst: you’ve been shot, and your chances of survival are dismally slim. It goes without saying that when rushed to the ER, you’re unconscious.
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After working as a data scientist in melanoma research for 6 years, I’ve come to appreciate the need for biobanking specimens, especially when studying rare diseases. The team I worked with at Yale would have never been able to collect the 150 specimens and blood samples needed to produce a large scale melanoma exome resequencing study without a concerted effort from physicians, patients, and biobankers to gather enough samples.
Clinical trials require collection and management of patient Informed Consent Forms (ICF). This includes outlining parameters for which de-identified information, clinical/analytical data, and specimen collected (during and post clinical trial) would be used.