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Why Use CHTN?

The CHTN has a long track record of supplying biospecimens. We have been providing investigators with human tissues for research since 1987, making it one of the longest standing tissue resources. The CHTN has provided more than 1 million specimens to more than 3,400 investigators. The CHTN continues to provide biospecimens to aid in the discovery of molecular features of tumors. The CHTN has been acknowledged in more than 4,000 publications and the impact on cancer research as well as biomedical science is indicated by the high number of publications utilizing CHTN resources in journals with high impact factors and the number of publications with high citation rates. For more information about the impact of the CHTN, please click on the CHTN Bibliography.