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The tissue microarray data exchange specification: A community-based, open source tool for sharing tissue microarray data

Jules J Berman1*, Mary E Edgerton2 and Bruce A Friedman3

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1 Cancer Diagnosis Program, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA

2 Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA

3 Department of Pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003, 3:5  doi:10.1186/1472-6947-3-5

Published: 23 May 2003

Additional files

Additional File 1:

TMA Common Data Elements HTML file of each data element from Table 3 annotated with metadata descriptors (tma_cde.htm).

Format: HTM Size: 49KB Download file

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Additional File 2:

TMA Validator Perl Script for validating TMA files with the TMA Data Exchange Specification (

Format: PL Size: 9KB Download file

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