UHN Genito-Urinary BioBank (UHN GU BioBank), Canada
Objective: The UHN Genito-Urinary (GU) BioBank is an investigator-initiated biobanking program that collects and archives biological specimens and data obtained from consenting urologic oncology patients and stores them for future research purposes. The GU BioBank was founded in 2008 to facilitate the discovery and validation of novel biomarkers, aiming to achieve personalized medicine in Urology. The promise of liquid biopsies has further enhanced the relevance of this initiative. The GU BioBank has mapped relevant clinical states for urologic cancer cohorts and controls, and established a systematic and clinically-integrated approach to biospecimen procurement. All consenting patients provide specimens prior to, during and following their treatment(s). Each sample collection point (Clinical State) is dictated by detailed flow diagrams that have been developed for each cohort.
|Registered Biobank Name||UHN Genito-Urinary BioBank (UHN GU BioBank)|
|Biobank Leader||Heidi Wagner|
|Email for biobank firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator||Dr. Neil Fleshner|
||Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.|