Inclusion of transgender and gender diverse health data in cancer biorepositories.Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2020 Sep; 19:100597.CC
Biobanks have the potential to be robust resource for understanding potential cancer risks associated with gender-affirming interventions. In this narrative review, we synthesized the current published literature regarding the inclusion of TGD health data in cancer biorepositories and cancer research conducted on biospecimens. Of the 6986 initial results, 153 (2.2%) assessed the biological effects of gender-affirming interventions on TGD tissues. Within that category, only one paper examined transgender tissues in relation to cancer biobanks. Strategies are offered to address the inequities in TGD tissue-based research and diversify the field of biobanking as a whole.