Histopathology & Cancer Genotyping

This is one of several OHSU resources supported by our NCI Cancer Center Support Grant. The grant ensures that cutting-edge services are available for the researchers and programs of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. 

The Cancer Pathology Shared Resource is a core facility that provides tissue banking and related histology services to OHSU Knight Cancer Institute investigators.

The facility collects and stores samples of normal and neoplastic human tissues from local hospitals. The nature and quality of all samples are verified by the director (a board-certified surgical pathologist) prior to their distribution. Relevant clinical and demographic data are provided with the tissue samples as needed. The facility also handles tissues from research animals and offers a full range of histology techniques for evaluating tissues of all types.


George V. Thomas, M.D. - Director
Carolyn Gendron, H.T.L. - Histotechnologist
Cara Poage - Research Associate