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Collaborative Microarray Analysis for Pediatric Leukemia
It is now clear that genomic microarray analysis provides for the identification of regions of copy number loss and gain that are not visible by conventional cytogenetics. Multiple institutions perform array analyses which have thus far not been integrated with classic cytogenetics. This Principal Investigator has initiated collaborations with University of Washington, Seattle, as well as with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, ARUP laboratories and Cincinatti Children's Hospital in which coded array data (with no protected personal information) is sent to the University of Minnesota to be reanalyzed using single software platform and integrated with coded cytogenetic data that have already been obtained on these individuals. MSI is providing storage and secure file transfer to enable the files from the collaborative institutions to be downloaded.