CCTG Tumour Tissue Data Repository, Canada

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The CCTG TTDR contains unique disease specific collections which are linked to an associated clinical dataset. This represents a "real" tumour bank in that tissue is collected from institutions across Canada and the world, cataloged and housed centrally in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at Queen's University Our mission is to establish a collection of specimens stored in house and linked with clinical trials dataset. Access to the specimens permits the assessment of prognostic factors in determining the outcome of disease, the assessment of predictive factors to various chemotherapeutic agents and treatment regimens, and to facilitate the understanding of the basic biological and genetic mechanisms of cancer.

Registered Biobank Name CCTG Tumour Tissue Data Repository (TTDR)
Biobank Leader Shakeel Virk
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Dr. Lois Shepherd; Dr. Janet Dancey
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: