Princess Margaret Cancer Biobank , Canada
Objective: Princess Margaret Cancer Biobank (PCMB) is a multi-site, large-scale biorepository for human biospecimens and associated clinical data. PMCB offers retrospective and prospective study-specific banking tailored to research needs, including: study protocol development, biospecimen procurement and processing, long-short-term cryostorage and digitial pathology services such as Tissue Microarray (TMA) construction, quantitative image analysis of TMA sections, Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM), digital slide scanning, pathological/clinical analysis for various tumour sites and DNA/RNA extraction. PMCB provides access to retrospective sample collections such fresh, frozen and formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) surgically resected tissue, biopsy cores, compartmentalized blood components (serum, plasma, buffy coat, PBMC) and various body fluids (urine stool and saliva), along with pathology annotations that are banked in long-term storage for future research.
|Registered Biobank Name||Princess Margaret Cancer Biobank|
|Biobank Leader||Alexander Avgoustis|
|Email for biobank inquiries||Heidi.Wagner@uhn.ca|
|Principal Investigator||Dr. Neil E. Fleshner|