Summary: COMPREHENSIVE SDSU-UCSD CANCER CENTER PARTNERSHIP
NCI Grants #U54 CA132384 and #U54 CA132379
Project Period: 9/1/2008 8/31/2013
Region 6 Biospecimen/BioBanking Geographic Management Program (BMaP)
The ultimate goal of BMaP is to create unique, centralized, public resources for multi-ethnic biobanking/biospecimens.
The primary mission of which is to ensure high-quality human biospeciments for cancer research that also takes into
account the cultural sensitivities of diverse communities in specific regions. To this end, BMaP includes strong community
outreach and supports the development of training in biospecimen science among underrepresented minority students
from undergraduate through PhD and postgraduate level to faculty positions.
For the next two years, representatives from various institutions within Region 6 will engage in a planning process to lay
the foundation for the development of these "hubs" to address and develop multi-ethnic biospecimen/biobanking systems
within various geographic areas and populations (including rural).
PHASE 1: Core Services/Elective Opportunities:
Provide supporting BMaP infrastructure through the establishment of five core services:
· Communications and Dissemination
· Community and Socio-cultural Beliefs
· Ethical, Legal and Policy
· Collection, Processing, Storage and Analysis of Biospecimens