We are thrilled to announce that through our research at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and partnership with Pattern.org, the first publicly available desmoid tumor immortal cell line has been generated and is now available to researchers worldwide.
Cell lines are critical for researchers to learn more about the disease and in testing new therapeutic options. The availability of this cell line is an initial, but very significant milestone as we work to provide verified and standardized resources to our research community.
We thank all of our patients who have consented to donate tissue through Pattern.org as you are instrumental in helping expedite the development of improved therapies and ultimately find a cure for desmoid tumors. If you have an upcoming surgery and would like to donate, please visit our Donate Your Tissue page for more information.