How We Work

The SpeciCare Process

We collect, process and store live (viable) and fixed (non-viable) tumor tissue for all types of cancers in multiple formats:

Viable
Frozen
Tissue
Viable
Chunk
Tissue
FFPE
Block

 

Our unique process developed with SpeciCare takes living tissue from the patient to preserve in several formats, thereby maximizing opportunities for the specimens use for the patient’s benefit.  This biological material is preserved using state-of-the art cryopreservation methods similar to those used by industry-leading biorepositories and in vitro fertilization clinics worldwide.  All specimens are reviewed by ASCP-certified Cytotechnologists and Pathologists in order to determine the content and quality of preserved specimens.

We are pleased with the process that has been developed because it empowers the patient to take part in their own outcomes.  By preserving cells and tissue from the patient and giving them ownership of the specimens, they become an active participant in the treatment process. We are very excited to be able to provide this service to the patient through our work with SpeciCare and hope that by increasing the availability of high-quality specimens, cancer treatment can evolve to a more informed and targeted process at the individual level.

Dr. Carol C. Eisenhut MD, MBA
President, DCL Pathology