The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) human tissue biobank is an open collection of NF1, NF2, and schwannomatosis tissue samples donated by patients. Through our collaboration with CTF, DHART SPORE houses the CTF Biobank within the DHART SPORE Biorepository Core. For more information about the history of CTF Biobank and how you can contribute, please visit the CTF website.
Tumor and healthy tissues, including samples of skin, bone, brain, and nerves are available. Corresponding blood and cerebrospinal fluid samples are also available. You can view the complete list of available specimens in the sample catalog (link coming soon). To request biospecimens for research, please complete the Application to Access Biospecimens.