Biorepository for Medical Discovery
“It’s amazing to think that by taking just 10 minutes out of my day, I could be helping to find cures, and perhaps someday save someone’s life.”
The Biorepository for Medical Discovery collects and maintains samples and information from individuals treated at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital which are used in research to better understand, prevent, and treat many different diseases.
The research enabled by these samples and information have made possible a number of medical advances at Partners HealthCare, including:
- The pioneering of new tests to diagnose a disorder of the heart muscle called cardiomyopathy, which have reduced hospital visits for tests.
- The development by doctors at MGH and BWH of better tests to diagnose and determine who is at risk for heart attacks, saving countless lives and preventing many potential heart attacks.
- The development of new tests for breast and lung cancer which have improved survival rates for patients with these cancers .
For more information on the research efforts of the Biorepository – OurGenes, OurHealth, OurCommunity; Gene Expression of Cerebral Aneurysms; Genetics of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (POS); Detailed Clinical, Biochemical, and Genetic Characterization in GnRH Deficiency Disorders – please visit the Biorepository website.
If you are a patient at Massachusetts General Hospital or Brigham and Women’s Hospital, ask your doctor about contributing to the Biorepository.
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