The Cancer Moonshot℠ Biobank
What is the Cancer Moonshot Biobank?
The Cancer Moonshot Biobank (the Biobank) is working alongside doctors and people with cancer across the United States to better understand how cancer grows and develops and why some cancers can stop responding to treatment. The Biobank is asking patient participants to donate tumor tissue, blood samples, and health data to support research that may lead to more effective treatment options for advanced cancers. Participants may receive free tumor biomarker testing that may help identify additional treatment options. The Biobank will make the biospecimens and associated data available to researchers to accelerate progress in treating cancer and help people with cancer live longer.
Who is eligible to take part in the Cancer Moonshot Biobank?
You may be eligible to take part in the Cancer Moonshot Biobank study if you are being treated at a participating hospital and meet eligibility criteria. For more information, please see the study website.
What is the status or progress of the Cancer Moonshot Biobank?
The Cancer Moonshot Biobank is currently open for enrollment at multiple community hospitals across the United States. To learn more about the study, how to participate, and see updates, visit the study website.
What is the cost to take part in the Cancer Moonshot Biobank?
Donating samples to Cancer Moonshot Biobank does not cost money. Participants are asked to donate tissue and blood samples during regularly scheduled procedures and doctor visits, and sometimes outside of a regularly scheduled visit. Biomarker testing is conducted free of charge for study participants and may help with decisions about cancer treatment. Please ask your doctor for more information. It is your choice to participate in the study or not.
“Being in a clinical trial now could benefit someone like me in the future... Doctors don’t make advances or have any kind of impact without patients participating in trials. I knew a trial was important to help others.”
—Adine Usher, cancer survivor