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 1512 annotated cases and 1854 biospecimens including Paraffin Embedded Tissue, Fresh Frozen Tissue and Blood
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.
The National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank (NMVB) consents patients to provide biospecimens (blood products and tissue) together with demographic data, occupational history and clinical data (stage, treatment and survival information) to the mesothelioma research community.