New UK Mesothelioma Tissue Bank to Develop Treatments

A combined effort of Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund, and the British Lung Foundation helped launch Mesobank UK, the first European mesothelioma tissue bank.

Surviving Mesothelioma reports that this tissue bank, which is solely dedicated to mesothelioma, will provide essential tissue and clinical information to be used by doctors and researchers to develop treatments and hopefully a cure.

An aggressive cancer, mesothelioma is known to quickly claim its victims once a patient is diagnosed. Exposure to asbestos through asbestos products, or otherwise, causes mesothelioma. Having been neglected in terms of cancer research focusing on treatments and cures, mesothelioma has no known cure.

Mesobank UK will house tumor cell samples collected from mesothelioma patients as well as blood and clinical data so that all experiments, including those requiring fresh samples, may be conducted. Along with having samples at its centralized storage, Mesobank UK will collaborate with a group of doctors and scientists across the UK to provide mesothelioma cell lines and receive tissue and blood samples.

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