PROCURE Québec Prostate Cancer Biobank, Canada
Objective: PROCURE has initiated a Prostate cancer Biobank containing biospecimens, coupled to both clinico-pathological and epidemiologic data. This Biobank results from collaboration of urologists, scientists, pathologists and research personnel from four university hospitals in Québec province. Newly diagnosed patients undergoing radical prostatectomy agreed to sign an ethically approved consent form to participate in the project and responded to a detailed questionnaire on socio-demographic data and lifestyle habits. Blood, urine, and prostate tissues are obtained, systematically processed in a timely fashion and banked on site using standardized operating procedures. Blood, urine and clinical data are also collected at follow-up visits. At the end of 2012, the Biobank comprises more than 2 000 participants and had registered more than 2400 follow-up visits.
|Registered Biobank Name||PROCURE Québec Prostate Cancer Biobank|
|Biobank Leader||Valérie Thibodeau|
|Email for biobank email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator||Dr Armen Aprikian, Dr Fred Saad, Dr Michel Carmel, Dr Louis Lacombe|
||Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.|