Guelph ICCI Veterinary Cancer Bank, Canada
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|
|Email for biobank firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator||Drs Brenda Coomber and Geoff Wood|
||Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.|