Review Article: FNAC and Biobanking
by The Populist Cytologist
I thought this review article on Fine-Needle? Aspiration Cytology Is an Alternative Source of High Quality Archival Samples in Biobanking, written by Sani Abubakar Malami (© 2011), published in the ISRN Pathology was an interesting discussion. Those of us in the field of cytopathology are facing a challenge with respect to the reshaping of our field. This article describes potential uses of FNAC in biobanking, which currently hasn’t been utilized in any established fashion. The author concludes that in order “to accomplish the current requirements of the scientific community, archival FNAC tissue banks, like all other biobanks, need to address some essential challenges that include management strategies, consensus on standard operating procedures, appropriate design, harmonized and unique policies of utilization, and sustainability, all of them within the framework of the appropriate ethical, legal, and social considerations 2.”
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