Victorian Cancer Biobank (Austin Health Tissue Bank), Australia
Objective: Brief description of biobank The Austin Health Tissue Bank is a member of the Victorian Cancer Biobank (VCB), 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 (Austin Health Tissue Bank)|
|Biobank Leader||Angela Mountain|
|Email for biobank inquiries||Angela.Mountain@austin.org.au|
|Principal Investigator||A/Prof. Kerryn Ireland-Jenkin|
||Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.|