About the Service

The AZCC Analytical Chemistry Shared Service is located in room 4965 of the Cancer Center and is jointly directed by Drs. Sherry Chow and Steven Stratton.  The ACSS provides analytical services to help assess drug or nutrient exposure and disposition, and to monitor the levels of endogenous biochemicals as surrogate biological effect markers, all of which are critically important to the development and evaluation of innovative pharmacological/nutritional approaches to treating and preventing cancer.    

The overall objective of the ACSS is to provide AZCC investigators with a dedicated facility and expertise in quantifying various anti-cancerous drugs, chemopreventative agents, nutrients, phytochemicals, and endogenous small molecules in cell culture media, plasma, urine, bile, fecal samples, and target tissues.