Approximately one year ago we started a collaboration with Indivumed, GmbH, a Germany-based oncology research company, to advance the health of our cancer patients through unique biospecimen collection, preservation, and analysis.
In early 2018, we opened the Indivumed project at MWHC with Dr. Christopher Gallagher and our team of MHRI associates began working with the surgical and pathology departments to collect biospecimen from MWHC patients undergoing surgery as part of their cancer treatment. This effort has resulted in the creation of the “MedStar Health Biobank and Clinical Library” a resource for high quality, annotated blood, urine, and tissue samples available to MedStar researchers interested in advancing precision medicine for cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.
Within one year we enrolled over 100 participants (with over 300 samples collected)! This is a remarkable milestone for the partnership and a tribute to the excellent work of our MHRI - MWHC team. Thank you to everyone on the team who is making this happen!