Guelph ICCI Veterinary Cancer Bank, Canada

Registration Status: Completed

Objective: Located at the University of Guelph, the Institute for Comparative Cancer Investigation (ICCI) manages a unique biobank: the Companion Animal Tumour Sample Bank (CATSB). CATSB is a biorepository of specimens from naturally occurring cancers in companion animals, primarily dogs and cats. The most prevalent types of cancers in the CATSB are: hemangiosarcoma, osteosarcoma, mast cell tumours, lymphoma and soft tissue sarcoma. With client consent, samples are collected from patients of the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre and the Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer. CATSB's objective is to facilitate basic, translational, and comparative cancer research, thereby advancing the understanding of cancer and improving treatment options to benefit both companion animal and human cancer patients.

Registered Biobank Name Guelph ICCI Veterinary Cancer Bank
Biobank Leader Kaya Skowronski
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries tumbank@uoguelph.ca
Principal Investigator Drs Brenda Coomber and Geoff Wood
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.
Biospecimen Collected: