The tissue banking in cancer and stem cell research

J Cell Physiol. 2007 Aug;212(2):345-7. doi: 10.1002/jcp.21098.


The Sapio Award was established in 1999 by the Sapio Group along with several Italian universities and research centers to recognize Italian scientists who have made a major contribution to the discovery or development of novel technologies in the fields of biotechnology, social and health services, nonotechnology and biosecurity in agricultural production and scientific distribution. The 2006 edition of the award meeting centered around the issues of tissue banks and biorepositories and translational medicine. The organizing committee divided this edition into a pre-meeting held in Milan on October 18, 2006 and a master meeting on October 19, 2006, held at the ISS in Rome. A summary of these meetings is given.

Publication types

  • Congress
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biomedical Research / methods
  • Biomedical Research / organization & administration*
  • Databases as Topic
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Proteins / metabolism
  • Neoplasms / metabolism
  • Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Neoplastic Stem Cells / metabolism
  • Neoplastic Stem Cells / pathology*
  • Stem Cells / metabolism
  • Stem Cells / pathology*
  • Tissue Array Analysis
  • Tissue Banks / organization & administration*
  • Tissue Fixation


  • Neoplasm Proteins