Cancer Predisposition Genetics Biobank, Canada

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The Cancer Predisposition Genetics Biobank's purpose is the conservation of biological material and associated clinical and genetic data collected from patients with cancer, their family members as well as from control participants as required, in order to allow future research on cancer predisposition genetics. The study of predisposition factors may lead to the discovery of novel cancer predisposition genes or biomarkers that will help develop a better understanding of these diseases and better diagnostic tests.

Registered Biobank Name Cancer Predisposition Genetics Biobank
Biobank Leader Zoulikha Rezoug
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Dr William D. Foulkes
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: