Welcome to the NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank - San Francisco Website

Sutter Building

The NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank is located in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California San Francisco Mt Zion Campus.


The NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank - San Francisco is the central repository of biospecimens collected from cancer patients enrolled in NRG or RTOG legacy clinical trials. Over 500,000 samples, including unstained slides, tissue blocks, frozen and fresh tissue and fluids like plasma or serum from various disease sites from new NRG trials and RTOG Legacy trials are stored at the NRG Biospecimen Bank. Extensive clinical follow-up data exist on the patients.

 The aim of the Biospecimen Bank is to provide annotated patient samples to qualified investigators who have significant research hypotheses that require the use of such specimens. De-identified samples are distributed to qualified outside researchers who comply with CTEP and Biospecimen Bank access policies and are funded to carry out projects. Requests for NRG and RTOG legacy biospecimens are best made before submission of a research grant or contract to a funding agency to assure the availability of the tissue for the study

Who we are:

Director: Dr Richard Jordan, DDS, PhD

Co-Directors: Dr Jeffry Simko MD, PhD, Dr Mack Roach, MD and Dr Ken Aldape MD

Manager: Sandy DeVries, MA

Staff: Michael Restrepo, Mary Manning, Andrea Martinez