Brain tumor cell resource, Canada

Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The objective of this brain tumor cell resource is to develop a repository of brain tumor cells derived from brain tumor patient tissues obtain during surgery. The brain tumor cell resource is intended to support research into brain tumors. While the main focus is on adult glioblastoma, we also collect and isolate tumor cells from other brain tumors, with astrocytomas, meningiomas and oligodendrogliomas forming the bulk of other brain tumors collected.

Registered Biobank Name Brain tumor cell resource
Biobank Leader Marshall Pitz, Sabine Hombach-Klonisch
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Thomas Klonisch
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
Oligo - Collection aimed at supporting several research projects, a research group or a research consortium
Biospecimen Collected: