AIDS and cancer specimen resource (ACSR)

Sylvia Silver, Jeffrey Bethony, Paige Bracci, Ashokkumar A. Patel, Mostafa Nokta, Michael Ittmann, Lisa Rimsza, Johann Schneider, Michael McGrath

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The AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR) has four regional biorepositories (RBRs) in the United States and one in South Africa. The ACSR is funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (United States) to support investigators studying HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS-associated malignancies. The ACSR inventory includes more than 450,000 annotated HIV-positive biospecimens from over 10,000 individuals and 100,000 HIV-negative controls from approximately 4,250 individuals, reflecting the pre-highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and post-HAART era of the HIV epidemic, as well as selected geographic regions heavily impacted by this global pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number12
JournalOpen Journal of Bioresources
StatePublished - 2020


  • AIDS
  • AIDS-related malignancies
  • Biobanking
  • Biological samples
  • HIV
  • Non-AIDS-related malignancies
  • Tissue Microarrays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)
  • Health Informatics
  • Cell Biology
  • Health Information Management


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