Tumor Skeletal Tumor Biobank


Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
Piero Picci
Our biobank is the largest collection in the world of material, deriving from neoplasia of the musculoskeletal system, both in terms of fresh and paraffinated tissues, and in terms of related clinical information. In particular include: – fresh tissue samples from the dissection procedures of biopsies or surgical pieces, neoplastic diseases (benign and malignant) of the musculoskeletal system (bone, soft tissue, metastasis from sarcoma and bone metastases from carcinoma and normal tissue; – derived from whole blood; – formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissues (E.E. slides); – DNA, cDNA, RNA; – demography and lifestyle donors informations, history of the desease, treatment and clinical outcomes.