Authors:
RC Rintoul, DM Rassl, J Gittins, SJ Marciniak, MesobanK collaborators
Journal name: 
Thorax
Citation info: 
71(4):380-382
Abstract: 
Malignant pleural mesothelioma causes the greatest societal burden of all the asbestos-related diseases. Progress in better understanding tumour biology will be facilitated by the availability of quality-assured annotated tissue. MesobanK has been created to establish a bioresource of pleural mesothelioma tissue linked to detailed anonymised clinical data. When complete, the bioresource will comprise a 750-patient tissue microarray and prospectively collected tissue, blood and pleural fluid from 300 patients with mesothelioma. Twenty-six new cell lines have also been developed. MesobanK meets all appropriate ethical and regulatory procedures and has recently opened to requests for tissue and data.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2015-207496
E-pub date: 
01 Apr 2016