The current project aims to establish a biorepository of cancer tissue samples from World Trade Center (WTC) responders. This biorepository will consolidate tissue samples from all those in the WTC cohort that consent to participate. These samples will be stored in a centralized location, de-identified, and catalogued. This will allow for future research into WTC-specific mechanisms involved in cancer development, and will result in improved treatment options for WTC responders. Procedures will be implemented to review and grant/deny requests for use of samples in biomedical research based on a rigorous review.
Lieberman‑Cribbin W, Tuminello S, Gillezeau C, et al 2018. The development of a bi-obank of cancer tissue samples from World Trade Center responders. J Transl Med 16(280).