Biobanque des maladies digestives du CRCHUS, Canada

Certification Status: In Review
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: DESCRIPTION OF THE DISEASES UNDER STUDY The digestive diseases under study can involve the following organs: mouth, salivary glands, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (cecum, colon, rectum), liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Among the digestive diseases mainly studied at the moment we find colorectal and pancreatic cancers. DESCRIPTION OF THE BANK’S OBJECTIVES Research on digestive diseases has had a significant impact on our understanding of these diseases, leading to better treatment options, improved outcomes, and a better quality of life for patients. But further research is necessary to better understand how digestive diseases start and evolve though the body, what causes them, how to improve treatment, the mechanisms of resistance to treatments and their long-term effects. Such research requires researchers to study cells with the disease and healthy derived from patients affected by these diseases and from unaffected people. The objective of the bank is to provide research teams with biological material (blood, tissue, fluid, stool, etc.) as well as with clinical data to facilitate a better understanding of the diseases. The studies carried out on biological material and data may generate new biological derivatives (living or non-living) or data that can be included into the bank.

Registered Biobank Name Biobanque des maladies digestives du CRCHUS
Biobank Leader Karine Tremblay
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries karine.tremblay2@usherbrooke.ca
Principal Investigator Julie Carrier
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: