Conquering Diseases is the name given to a research project that hopes to discover the keys to better health in our community. The Conquering Diseases Biorepository is a partnership between community members, the patients being cared for by the health professionals of UMass Memorial and the research community.
The Conquering Diseases program consists of three components: a Biorepository, a Clinical Research Volunteer Database and a Community Resource Center. These three components are available to researchers and community members alike.
The Conquering Diseases Biorepository collects blood samples from patients and the general public who sign an informed consent. The de-identified samples are broken down into their components and frozen for future use by researchers.
The ultimate goal of the Conquering Diseases is to gain a better understanding of the diseases our patients suffer from, how to prevent, and better treat these afflictions. The Conquering Diseases programs are supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health.