The AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR): HIV malignancy specimens and data available at no cost
AIDS research and therapy
Biorepository; HIV-related malignancy; Non-HIV related malignancy; Specimens
The goal of the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR) is to play a major role in the advancement of HIV/AIDS cancer-related research/treatment by providing richly annotated biospecimens and data to researchers at no cost. The ACSR acquires, stores, and equitably distributes these samples and associated clinical data to investigators conducting HIV/AIDS-related research, at no costs. Currently, it is the only biorepository of human biospecimens from people with HIV and cancer available to eligible researchers globally who are studying HIV associated malignancies.This review describes the history and organizational structure of the ACSR, its types of specimens in its inventory, and the process of requesting specimens. In addition, the review provides an overview of research that was performed over the last 5 years with its support and gives a summary of important new findings acquired by this research into the development of cancers in people with HIV, including both Aids-related and non-Aids-related malignancies.
Silver, Sylvia and Schmelz, Monika, "The AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR): HIV malignancy specimens and data available at no cost" (2023). GW Authored Works. Paper 3200.
Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine