The NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank is located in Columbus, Pittsburgh, Houston, and San Francisco.


Welcome to the NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank

The NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank (NRG-BB) is the central repository of biospecimens collected from patients enrolled in NRG Oncology clinical trials. Biospecimens are stored at NRG-BB locations based on disease site. More than 1.5 million biospecimens from more than 519,500 clinical trial cases are stored at the NRG Biospecimen Bank. These include unstained slides, tissue blocks, frozen and fresh tissues, and fluids, such as plasma or serum, from various disease sites. Extensive concomitant clinical follow-up data on the patients is managed by the NRG Oncology Statistics and Data Management Center.

The purpose of the NRG-BB is to store and distribute biospecimens. The NRG-BB is the primary provider of protocol-based kits for sites to collect, process and ship patient biospecimens to the NRG-BB.

The NRG-BB also provides annotated patient samples to qualified investigators who have significant research hypotheses that merit the use of such specimens. Investigators interested in using specimens from the NRG-BB can obtain information and application forms at:


Serum Bank samples transition
Please note that the NRG Oncology Serum Bank at Baylor College of Medicine will be transitioning NRG samples to NRG Biobank Pittsburgh (PGH). The samples collected and kit requests associated with NRG Breast and Colon treatment trials and CC005 (FORTE) will be managed through NRG Biobank PGH. As of May 6, 2024, sites can begin shipping blood samples to the address below.

NSABP Division of Pathology
NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank-Pittsburgh
100 South Commons, Suite 120
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Discard any pre-printed air bills with the Baylor address and request an updated Fed Ex air bill from NRG Oncology Biobank Pittsburgh.   Do not use the Baylor Serum Bank Fed Ex account, shipments marked as “bill recipient” or using the NRG Oncology Serum Bank at Baylor College of Medicine account number may be rejected and returned to sender.

Please contact with any questions.
Phone: 412-697-6611

NRG Biobank Pittsburgh (PGH) Relocation
New address, as of February 1, 2024:
NSABP Division of Pathology / NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank Pittsburgh
100 South Commons, Suite 120
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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