The primary objective of this project is to establish an international anaplastic thyroid cancer tissue collection to help facilitate research opportunities. Patients also have the option to donate a blood sample and clinical data.
The research proposals that subsequently arise as a result of this project will be generated by accredited research teams from the UK and internationally. Proposals will be accepted from academic and industry research parties. All research proposals will be submitted to the interNational Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Tissue Bank and Database Project (iNATT) Steering Committee for assessment. The steering committee will be multidisciplinary and will include nationally respected researchers and thyroid cancer clinicians.
As the volume of material collected per patient is expected to be of small volume, by virtue of the specimen comprising core biopsy or fine needle aspirate material, research proposals will need to be prioritised according to the potential benefits the proposed research offers. Priority will be given to projects that may lead to the identification of potential therapeutic targets. Each research proposal will require ethical approval and the relevant research and development permissions prior to commencement.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01774279