Pattern.org enables rare cancer patients to direct excess tumor tissue to cancer research.
Understanding the biology of cancer is crucial to identifying the disease’s weaknesses. Before we can get there, patients and researchers need to join forces.
By joining Pattern.org, your tissue will be sent to the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where it will be used to develop next-generation research models. This is part of the Broad’s larger strategic effort to establish a vast library of well-characterized cancer models to accelerate our understanding of cancer and speed the time to new and effective treatments.
Patient foundations offer cell line prizes, creating an catalyst for research around their cancer indication. There are currently 13 cell-line prizes waiting to be awarded.