Biorepository of Cancer Tissue Samples from WTC Responders

Project Number
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Fiscal Year Awarded
Project Duration
2 years


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.


Image of Emanuela  Taioli, PhD         MD
Principal Investigator: Emanuela Taioli, PhD MD
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research