World Trade Center tissue Biobank

Project Number
U01 OH011704-01
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Fiscal Year Awarded
Project Duration
3 years


There has been concern about the increase cancer incidence among the World Trade Center (WTC) responders; this project will update the WTC tissue bank system with the newly diagnosed cancers (2010-2014), and to add the banking of organs and tissues from animal studies exposed to the WTC dust. The biobank will provide the necessary infrastructure for addressing questions such as the link between specific carcinogens exposures and certain cancer sites, molecular signatures of exposure that could be linked to cancer, specific markers of tumor aggressiveness among WTC responders.


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Image of Emanuela  Taioli, PhD         MD
Principal Investigator: Emanuela Taioli, PhD MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai