interNational Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Tissue Bank (iNATT)

The primary objective is to establish an international anaplastic thyroid cancer tissue collection to facilitate research. Patients have the option to donate blood samples and clinical data. Research proposals will be accepted from academic and industry research parties from the UK and internationally. All research proposals will be submitted to the multidisciplinary iNATT Steering Committee for assessment. As the volume of tissue 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 be prioritised according to the potential clinical benefits. Research proposals will require ethical approval and the relevant research and development permissions prior to commencement. Identifier: NCT01774279


  • Access to the full pathology archive
  • Digital imaging
  • Immunohistochemistry - staining
  • Tissue micro array creation
  • Nucleic acid extraction

Existing samples:

  • Malignant tumor of thyroid gland (disorder)

Bespoke collection capabilities:

  • Malignant tumor of thyroid gland (disorder)

Contact Information


Dr Laura Moss, Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Velindre Cancer Centre
CF14 2TL

Annual Statistics

Year Access Requests Received Access Requests Approved
Internal External Commercial Internal External Commercial
2015 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2017 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A