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The Hematologic Malignancies Tissue Bank (HMTB) at the University of California, San Francisco is committed to facilitating cutting edge research in leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
The UCSF Division of Hematology/Oncology first established a comprehensive hematologic malignancies tissue bank in 2013. This program has succeeded at obtaining primary human samples that permit investigations into the causes of blood cancers, their response to novel therapies, and immunologic interactions with cancerous cells. The UCSF HMTB is currently spearheading an effort to collect specimens from patients with blood cancers at all academic hematology programs within the University of California Hematologic Malignancies Consortium (UCHMC). Member institutions in the UCHMC are committed to enabling robust and transformative research by offering patients with any blood cancer or bone marrow disorder the opportunity to donate their cancer cells to a comprehensive tissue bank spanning the entire University of California system. The HMTB at UCSF currently serves as a core facility for UCSF cancer investigators and their collaborators. Expansion of tissue banking activities across UCHMC member institutions will enable a common resource for investigators throughout the UC system to obtain valuable primary human samples to advance blood cancer research.