identifying information will be included in any reports resulting from this survey.

Your participation is essential for identifying issues and strategies for improvement. The grantees' perspective will play an important part in the committee's deliberations. Please limit your response to two pages. Because of the short time frame for this study, we need to receive your responses no later than Tuesday, November 5, 1996. We encourage you to fax your response to 202-334-2316. If you have any questions or concerns about this survey, please call one of us at the phone numbers below. We appreciate your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Mary Poos

Study Director

Committee on Breast Cancer Research

Sincerely,

George Davatelis

Program Officer

Committee on Breast Cancer Research

Questions for Tissue Banks:

1a.)

Was the USAMRMC funding used to establish this tissue bank facility or was the facility already in existence? Do you receive other funding? Please explain in detail, and briefly itemize what the money was used for (e.g., capital expenditures, personnel, etc.).

1b.)

For programs already in existence, what impact did these additional monies have on your program (i.e., expand current services, create new services, upgrade facilities, etc.)?

2.)

Where do you get your tissue samples?

3.)

Who can use your facility? What communities do you serve?

4.)

How many requests have you gotten for samples since receiving the USAMRMC funds?

5.)

How many tissue samples have you collected?

6.)

Is there a fee for using the facility? Is it open to anybody who wants?



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