The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Cancer Moonshot Biobank (the Biobank) aims to accelerate cancer research on treatment resistance and sensitivity through collection of longitudinal biospecimens and health data donated by participants diagnosed with late-stage cancer and receiving standard of care therapy at participating NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) sites.
Participant and provider engagement are a central tenet of the Biobank. We therefore created an innovative website to interface directly with participants and providers and to meet our engagement goals of returning value to stakeholders, operating with transparency, maintaining bi-directional communication, and enrolling a diverse population that represents the U.S. including racial/ethnic minorities, rural populations and others that are historically underrepresented in clinical research. The Biobank engagement website has several features designed to provide return of value to stakeholders. This includes clear information about the program, transparency about how biospecimens and data will be used in research, and the ability to access and download documents such as clinical biomarker tests and signed consent forms. The website also includes project updates, participant and provider resources, and educational material.
The Cancer Moonshot Biobank Participant and Provider Engagement website serves as an important interface between the Biobank and its stakeholders. Its ultimate aim is to facilitate project engagement and return value to participants and providers.
Citation Format: Esmeralda Casas-Silva, Lokesh Agrawal, Helena J. Ellis, Veena Gopalakrishnan, Ping Guan, Mark Jensen, Natalie Madero, Sean McDermott, Jeffrey McLean, Abhi Rao, James Suh, Jane Wanyiri, Carol J. Weil, Mickey Williams, Helen M. Moore. Fostering engagement in biobanking and research through the NCI Cancer Moonshot Biobank patient and provider engagement website [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2021; 2021 Apr 10-15 and May 17-21. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Res 2021;81(13_Suppl):Abstract nr 2632.