Shared Resources

Six institutional shared resources are available to provide Cancer Center members with access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, methodology, and expertise as they work to understand the biology and clinical manifestations of cancer.

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CBSR provides a wide array of bioinformatics data analysis services focusing on high-throughput omics data, network modeling of gene functions, and data mining using public data repositories.
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BSR provides Cancer Center members comprehensive biostatistical services and fosters collaborations in a way that maximizes research impact.
CGSR is a group led by faculty with expertise in highly innovative genomic approaches who provide members with the genomic and computational tools necessary to make new discoveries and translate them into the clinical environment.
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DISR supports cancer researchers in leveraging clinical and population data through the provision of various tools, resources, and services, including the Cancer Data Shelter (CADS), data dashboards (Tableau), high performance computing (HPC), and geospatial mapping.
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FCSR provides a wide array of resources and services for spectral and traditional flow cytometry, mass cytometry, cell sorting and extracellular particle studies.
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TPSR provides members with access to a comprehensive range of services involving the analysis of animal model and human tissue samples, and provides consultation for projects from pathologists with both clinical and laboratory animal expertise.

Additional Resources

Tissue Microarray (TMA)

The University of Illinois Cancer Center Breast Cancer Working Group (BCWG), in collaboration with the University of Illinois Biorepository (UIB) and the UI Health Department of Pathology, is offering qualified investigators access to sections from tissue microarray (TMA) for breast cancer research.

Request Breast Cancer Tissue Microarray

Publication Acknowledgment Policy

Any University of Illinois Cancer Center shared resource that contributed to a publication, poster, or presentation must be acknowledged. The following language is suggested:

The authors wish to acknowledge the University of Illinois Cancer Center (insert name) Shared Resource for supporting this research.

Core facility personnel who have made a significant intellectual contribution beyond routine services should be acknowledged as co-authors in any resulting publications.

Institutional Shared Resources

In addition, Cancer Center members also have access to all shared resources managed by the University’s Research Resource Center (RRC). To access any of the RRC Cores, please visit

Contact Us

For more information or questions related to the University of Illinois Cancer Center shared resources, please email [email protected].

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