National Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Tissue Bank and Database project (NATT)

May 9th, 2016

NATT was launched in 2013. The project offers patients with this diagnosis a rare opportunity to participate in research. By collecting tissue and blood samples along with clinical information from across the UK we will be able to gather a significant amount of data which will help us make progress with research in to this difficult to treat disease.

We hope to learn more about why and how this type of cancer develops so that we can then develop new ways to treat it. This is going to be a long term project which will need to run over a number of years.

Patients who are interested in taking part will be asked to provide their consent for their already collected tissue samples (eg thyroid gland biopsy) to be donated to NATT. They will also have the option to donate a small blood sample and to have their clinical data collected.

This will be stored securely and confidentially and will only be accessible by your own doctor and the study’s Chief Investigator.

If you would like to find out more about NATT, please contact the Chief Investigator via email Dr Laura Moss or tel: 029 2031 6205.

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