Clinical Correlates Core


The Clinical Correlates Core (CCC) provides a centralized laboratory collection/distribution unit to support the work of the projects within this center. In addition, core laboratories at OSU receive specimens for analysis. The primary functions of the CCC are to collect, catalog, track, and analyze specimens and provide data to the MAC on results of the analysis of specimens in order to accomplish the objectives of Center projects. The use of this core is beneficial in regards to reducing cost and increasing efficiency of analyses. The reproducibility of each analysis is enhanced by the use of this core. Detailed tracking of specimens is included to ensure the integrity of the specimens and reduce loss.  The overall goal of the CCC is to maintain a centralized specimen repository. The specific aims are to:

  1. Obtain and preserve the integrity of the specimens collected in Projects 1 (Dr. Chris Weghorst, PI) and Project 3 (Dr. Mack Ruffin, PI)
  2. Ensure accurate collection, cataloging, tracking, and analysis of the specimens
  3. Submit data from analysis of specimens to the MAC for integration into the center database
  4. Facilitate the ability of the projects of the Center to complete their specified aims with respect to

Heather Hampel – Director
Christopher M. Weghorst, PhD
Ronald Glaser, PhD
Maura Gillison, MD
Cecilia R. DeGraffinreid, MHS, RHIA – Core Manager
Nita Williams, BS
Yufang Tang, PhD


The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu