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Dr. Michael Newford, DHSc, MBA, HTL(ASCP) cm, QIHC cm, Histopathology Supervisor / Technical Lab Manager 
Building 10, Room 2S259
(301) 480-8921

Dr. Joseph Chinquee, DHSc, MBA, MT(ASCP)DLM, Clinical Manager
Building 10, Room 3N238A
(301) 480-7177
Fax: (301) 480-4300

Dr. Frederic Barr, MD, PhD, Medical Director
Building 10, Room 3S235D                                                  
(301) 480-7176


Claire Roque, Histopathology Technologist
Building 10, Room 2S259
(301) 480-8922

Tashanda Ashford, Histopathology Technologist
Building 10, Room 2S259
(301) 480-8470

Milla Kleyman , Accessioning Technician
Building 10, Room 2S259
(301) 480-8488

Makda Gebregziabher, Histopathology Technologist, HTL (ASCP)
Building 10, Room 2S259
(301) 480-8060


Histopathology is the microscopic examination of abnormal or diseased tissue. Our purpose is to administer convenient histology services while providing the highest quality to clinicians and researchers. We perform all standard histology procedures. Our custom histological procedures are designed to fit the diverse needs of the National Cancer Institute’s patient population.

We provide the following services:

  • Tissue Processing
  • Paraffin embedding
  • Microtomy Sectioning
  • Routine H & E staining
  • Frozen sectioning
  • Cryostat use
  • Sections for RNA isolation
  • Sections for DNA isolation
  • Select Special Stains
  • Select Histochemical Stains
  • Consultations for tissue preparation
  • Preparation of tissue for LCM/ frozen and paraffin sectioning and staining

We accept the following specimen types:

Human Tissue - Specimen Submission Requirements

Adenoid cystic/basal cell carcinoma of the prostate
H&E stain

Last updated by Chinquee, Joseph (NIH/NCI) [E] on Jan 13, 2021