Center - The Gelb Center

 

The Arthur and Linda Gelb Center for Translational Research provides a platform and support for investigators at Dana-Farber, collaborating institutions, and industry — to promote discoveries in the biology of genitourinary (GU) cancers, and to translate these findings into clinical benefit. The Gelb Center fosters collaboration across traditional boundaries by providing access to a wide array of high-quality and well-characterized human biospecimens and clinical data for the advancement of clinical and translational research.

Our History

The Gelb Center for Translational Research was founded by Arthur and Linda Gelb in 2000 to foster translational research in prostate cancer. In March of 2001, the Gelb Center began to consent patients for tissue, blood, clinical data, and future re-contact. Today, the Gelb Center maintains blood and tissue specimen repositories and a large clinical database. We provide these resources to help investigators make or confirm discoveries relevant to GU cancer research. To date, thousands of patients with prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer have contributed to specimen banking and clinical databases. The Gelb Center has an extensive history of providing resources to investigator-initiated and industry-initiated research projects that have resulted in publications in top scientific journals.

The Highest Ethical Standards

The Gelb Center obtains and distributes de-identified clinical data and/or biospecimens with adherence to strict quality and ethical standards. The Gelb Center recognizes the ethical standards and ensures that samples are collected under the necessary guidelines set forth by the DFCI IRB and ethics committees, and follows HIPAA guidelines and Good Clinical Practices.

Gelb Center Services

The Gelb Center provides top-level service to identify and fulfill an investigator's needs on an individual and customized basis. Custom protocols for prospective collections may also be developed per an investigator's specifications. Clinical data and biospecimens are available from patients with GU cancers such as prostate, kidney, and bladder cancers

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday     

9 AM - 5 PM

450 Brookline Ave., D1230

Boston, MA 02215

Staff

Medical Director

Mari Nakabayashi

Phone: 617-582-7670

Email: mari_nakabayashi@dfci.harvard.edu

Location: DA1227

 

Financial Manager

Kate Perry

Phone: 617-632-3033

Email: kate_perry@dfci.harvard.edu

Location: LW226

 

CRIS Manager

David Flanagan

Phone: 617-632-8313

Email: david_flanagan@dfci.harvard.edu

Location: LG1B

 

Lab Manager

Mary Lee

Phone: 617-632-5088

Email: gwo-shu_lee@dfci.harvard.edu

Location: DA710B

Links and Resources

  1. Institution webpage
  2. Gelb Center FAQ
  3. Renal CRIS Data Request Form [Download]
  4. Bladder CRIS Data Request Form [Download]
  5. Prostate CRIS Data Request Form [Download]

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Joaquim Bellmunt
Chairman of the Gelb Center
 
617-632-6328
 
joaquim_bellmunt@dfci.harvard.edu
 

 

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