Dr. Ashokkumar Patel of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University had an interesting posting on the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) Listserv recently dealing with issues on biorepositories. A recent appeals court ruling has orderd that Washington University retains rights to prostate tissues collected by Dr. William Catalona (now at Northwestern University).
Mention of the issues concerning Dr. Catalona’s work have been published elsewhere.
There is also reference to a recent article in yesterday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the story.
For those interested, check out the website for the First World Congress on Pathology Informatics meeting in August.
Category: Tissue banking