Brain Banks

Massachusetts General Hospital Neuro-oncology Tissue Repository

Building 149
13th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
United States
Contact: Anat Stemmer-Rachamimov, M.D.
Phone: 617 726 5510
E-mail: astemmerrachamimov@partners.org; jckim@mgh.harvard.edu

The brain bank accepts donations from people with brain tumors, from both the general population and brain studies participants. Tissues are taken from primary and secondary tumors in the CNS; from patients with neurofibromatosis and tuberous sclerosis; surgical specimens (discarded tissues); and autopsy specimens. Tissues can be fixed, frozen, block, or stained, and are available for any researchers after review by committee, though preference is given to in-house researchers.