Shared Resources

Research Core Facilities of the Cincinnati Cancer Center
  • Pre-clinical Imaging Facility (Vontz Core Imaging Lab)
    Director: Lisa Lemen, PhD/Contact: 513-558-2197
    Description: Small animal in-vivo imaging with multiple imaging modalities (e.g. microCT/PET/SPECT; X-Ray, fluor/bioluminescence)
    Location: Vontz Center for Molecular Studies: 0330
    Contact: Lisa Lemen, PhD, 513-558-2197 or Sharon Wang, 513 558-7930
  • Center for Biostatistical Services (CBS)
    Director: Mario Medvedovic, PhD/Contact: 513-558-8564
    Description: This core is a fee-for service providing services in developing custom-designed analytical methodologies and plans to address research questions and hypotheses for the proposal ensuring mathematically sound and statistically testable applications. This core is also able to provide manuscript preparation and submission, short-term statistical computation and consultation, Data management, education, and long-term institutional support.
    Location: Kettering Laboratories: 112;
    Contact: Mario Medvedovic, PhD, 513-558-8564
  • UC Biorepository (formally Tumor Bank)
    Director: Kelsey Dillehay McKillip, PhD, Pathology/Contact:513-558-7111/Location: Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
    Description: The UC Biorepository is a fee-for-service core facility that strives to collect, store, and dispense high-quality, appropriately consented human biospecimens in support of clinical and translational research at the University of Cincinnati.
    Location: Medical Sciences Building (MSB):1001
    Contact: Kelsey Dillehay Mckillip, PhD, 558-6010
  • Imaging Research Center (IRC)
    Director: Charles Dumoulin, PhD, /Contact: 513-636-7721/Location: Cincinnati Children’s Department of Radiology
    Description: This core in an interdisciplinary laboratory, investigating medical imaging’s role in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. It focuses on developing new, noninvasive methods for imaging and diagnosis using MRI and x-ray imaging
    Location: Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation;
    Contact: Kimra Smith, 513-636-3495
Clinical Care Resources of the Cincinnati Cancer Center
  • Dedicated blood and marrow transplant units at Cincinnati Children’s (inpatient) and University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute/University Hospital (inpatient/outpatient)
  • Chemotherapy infusion units at Cincinnati Children’s, UC Health Barrett Center and UC Health Physicians Office South in West Chester
  • Three-dimensional, external-beam radiation therapy system (TomoTherapy) and Novalis Brainlab systems
  • A leading Clinical Management and Researcher Support core providing expertise in management and pediatric cancer clinical trials.
  • Clinical research initiatives including gene therapy, targeted virus therapy, immunotherapy and targeted chemoradiation approaches
  • Specialized adult cancer treatments including chemoperfusion, brachytherapy, video-assisted thoracoscopic lung surgery, minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery for liver, kidney, prostate and gynecologic cancers
  • An all-digital breast imaging center and breast navigator program at the Clifton medical campus
  • Family Support Network at Cincinnati Children’s, addressing psychosocial issues
  • Dedicated neurologic complications of cancer service at UC Health Barrett Center