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.

Business Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM PST

NRGBB-SF is closed on weekends and all UC observed holidays.


Sites may ship frozen samples and non-urgent specimens Monday-Wednesday. Sites must send tracking information to [email protected] PRIOR to shipping and must track shipment to confirm delivery.


Kit Requests:

All kit requests must be submitted to [email protected]

Include: If your site has IRB approval, shipping address (room/suite number, if applicable), contact number, and how many patients your site has enrolled past month.


All kits are shipped via FedEx Ground, allow 5-10 business days for delivery. Inquire about expedited shipping, if needed. 


Contact Us:


[email protected] - General Questions

[email protected] - Patient Enrollment/Protocol specific questions

(415) 476-7864


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 750,000 biospecimens, including unstained slides, tissue blocks, frozen and fresh tissue and fluids like plasma or serum from various disease sites from NRG Oncology 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. https://www.nrgoncology.org/Scientific-Program/Biospecimen-Access

Who we are:

Directors: Dr Jeffry Simko, MD, PhD and Dr Richard Jordan, DDS, PhD

Lab Manager: Leslie Longoria

Bank Staff: Nick Almeida, Sam Clinch, Lu Wang, Mary Manning, Mckenzie Peterson