Victorian Cancer Biobank - Eastern Health Tissue Bank, Australia

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The Eastern Health Tissue Bank, member of the Victorian Cancer Biobank Consortium is a coordinated and integrated network of biobanks located throughout the public and private health care system, collecting and distributing ethically obtained, high quality and highly annotated tissue and blood products to support cancer research in Australia and throughout the world with the aim of delivering better clinical outcomes to people with cancer. Since operations commenced in 2006, more than 50,000 Victorians undergoing cancer and other surgery have donated blood and tissue to VCB. The VCB has an open-door policy to public and private investigators or companies that have an ethically approved research project. VCB is customer focused with an enviable archival collection of over 600,000 bio-specimens in various storage formats, or we can support prospective collections.

Registered Biobank Name Victorian Cancer Biobank - Eastern Health Tissue Bank
Biobank Leader Sue Hume
Country Australia
Email for biobank inquiries susan.hume@easternhealth.org.au
Principal Investigator Professor Chris Gilfillan
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
Oligo - Collection aimed at supporting several research projects, a research group or a research consortium
Biospecimen Collected: