The National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank (NMVB) collects and distributes tumor tissue and blood samples to the research community from consented patients. The specimens are stored with de-identified clinical data and that is made available for research. Investigators can search the study database to identify and request these materials via the NMVB website. NMVB is the largest and most accessible resource for biospecimens donated by mesothelioma patients.

 NMVB currently has 1524 annotated cases and 1853 biospecimens including Paraffin Embedded Tissue,  Fresh Frozen Tissue and Blood

Services

Consultation and interpretive services are available: trained pathologists can provide assistance in staining, interpretation, scoring, and basic statistical analysis. In addition, consultation and planning for large-scale studies are available. Please e-mail us if you have any questions about our repository of paraffin-embedded, DNA and blood samples.

Network

The National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank is led by the collaborative effort of:

NMVB Database

Allows researchers to search clinically annotated mesothelioma biospecimens and standardized clinical annotation structure to incorporate data from different data sources. 

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Specimens (Availability)

Latest News

2018 NMVB Face-to-Face Conference

The yearly NMVB Face-to-Face Conference kicked off on June 7, 2018 at the University of Pittsburgh by Michael J. Becich, MD, PhD. Attendance included Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Dr.