Thoracic Oncology Clinical Database and Biobank - Lung, Canada

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The goal of this biobank is to build a comprehensive and high-quality sample repository with extensive annotation and follow-up data focused on thoracic cancers, including lung cancers, mesotheliomas, thymomas and metastases of other primary cancers. This sample and data bank will facilitate current and future research into the causes, diagnoses, progression and response to therapy of these diseases.

Registered Biobank Name Thoracic Oncology Clinical Database and Biobank - Lung
Biobank Leader Dr. Nicholas Bertos (
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Dr. Jonathan Spicer (
Website NA
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: