Victorian Cancer Biobank, Australia

Registration Status: Pending

Objective: The Victorian Cancer Biobank (VCB) is a coordinated and integrated network of biobanks located throughout the public and private health care system, collecting and distributing ethically obtained, high quality and highly annotated tissue and blood products to support cancer research in Australia and throughout the world with the aim of delivering better clinical outcomes to people with cancer. Since operations commenced in 2006, more than 50,000 Victorians undergoing cancer and other surgery have donated blood and tissue to VCB. The VCB has an open-door policy to public and private investigators or companies that have an ethically approved research project. VCB is customer focused with an enviable archival collection of over 600,000 bio-specimens in various storage formats, or we can support prospective collections.

Registered Biobank Name Victorian Cancer Biobank
Biobank Leader Audrey Partanen
Country Australia
Email for biobank inquiries audrey.partanen@cancervic.org.au
Principal Investigator Audrey Partanen
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: