Specimen Acquisition Network (SAN)

Specimen Acquisition Network (SAN)

Lab samples

Need specimens to move your research forward?
We’ll help you find them.

The Specimen Acquisition Network (SAN) brings together several institutions across the Pacific Northwest, including BC Cancer, Benaroya Research Institute, Fred Hutch, Legacy Health Systems, Oregon Health Sciences University, UW Medicine, and Swedish Cancer Institute.

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SAN Mission

To provide reliable and cost-effective access to high-quality human tissue, blood, other body fluid samples, and associated clinical and specimen annotation data for innovative diagnostic, therapeutic, and public health sciences cancer research.