Contact Information

Primary Contact

Rebecca Blackwell
Division Coordinator


PO Box 800904
Charlottesville, VA 22908


The Mid-Atlantic CHTN is one of six participating divisions of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) and is based in the Pathology Department at the University of Virginia. While primarily a resource for cancer researchers, samples provided by the CHTN support projects in many biomedical and basic science fields. In addition to tissue and biofluid specimens, the Mid-Atlantic Division specializes in construction and distribution of tissue microarrays (TMAs). TMAs allow immunohistochemical and colorimetric staining for biomarkers on many samples in parallel. Researchers may quickly obtain comparable results from a large array of samples simultaneously at a fraction of the cost of performing the same tests on individual samples. In addition to creating TMAs for the CHTN, the MA CHTN took over the distribution of TMAs created by the Cancer Diagnosis Program (CDP) of the NCI. These TMAs are also available to CHTN investigators, but through a different application process.

Contact Information
CHTN, Mid-Atlantic Division
University of Virginia
Dept. of Pathology
PO Box 800904
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: (434) 924-9879
FAX: (434) 924-9438
Division Coordinator: Rebecca Blackwell
PI: Dr. Christopher Moskaluk

List of Services
The MA CHTN distributes a variety of TMAs of its own design and from allied organizations. A list of currently available and previously provided TMAs can be found at

Established Technologies/Instrumentation

User Guidelines


TMAsbreast cancer tmacancercolorectal carcinoma tmaglioblastoma tmahuman nervous system tmalung cancer tmanormal endometrial cycle tmanormal tissue tmaovarian cancer tmapancreas carcinoma tmapancreas neoplasia tmaprostate cancer tmatissue microarrays