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Now Available! In-Depth Summary from NCCN Policy Summit: Emerging Issues in Tissue Allocation

By Jessica K. DeMartino, PhD, Manager, Oncology Policy Programs, NCCN

The in-depth summary of the NCCN Policy Summit: Emerging Issues in Tissue Allocation, held June 8, 2015, is now available on

The policy summit was held in response to the increasing demand and need for human tissue samples due, in part, to expanding research interests in precision medicine. The increased demand by various stakeholders for patient tissue specimens presents clinical, ethical, and legal issues.

The summary details the presentations of the NCCN Tissue Allocation Work Group and highlights the main discussion points of the two expert roundtables.

A Policy Summit white paper will be published later this year. To view the summary, visit

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