MCO study whole slide image collection

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The MCO study whole slide image collection consists of 1500 digitised tissue slides of colorectal cancers. From 1994 to 2010, the Molecular and Cellular Oncology (MCO) Study group conducted a study of individuals undergoing treatment for colorectal cancer. For the study, they systematically collected tissue samples and clinical and pathological information from more than 1500 people who had tumours surgically removed from their large bowel. This collection represents one typical section from each tumour case, stained with Hematoxylin and eosin, and scanned using a x40 objective. The resolution of the digitised images approaches that visible under an optical microscope - more than 100,000 dpi. At this resolution, each image is around 2 Gigabytes, bringing the size of the 1500 images in the MCO Whole Slide Image Collection to 3 Terabytes. The MCO whole slide image collection is now available on the Intersect Australia Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) Node. Originating source(s): MCO research group, UNSW (1993-2011)
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Adult Cancer Program, Lowy Cancer Research Centre
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Cancer cell biology
Oncology and carcinogenesis
Cancer genetics
Solid tumours
Cancer oncology
Physical tissue samples
Tissue slides
High resolution images
Tissue sections
Hematoxylin and eosin stain
UNSW Faculty
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Molecular and Cellular Oncology (MCO) Study