Clark H. Smith Tumour Biobank, Canada

Certification Status: In Review
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The purpose of the bank is to collect high quality tissue and fluid samples from patients with brain tumours and pediatric tumours. Our collection includes paraffin embedded tissue, fresh frozen tissue, blood fractions (buffy coat, serum, plasma, red cells), urine, bone marrow and cerebral spinal fluid as appropriate. Cell lines are established and cryopreserved from selected tumours.

Registered Biobank Name Clark H. Smith Tumour Biobank (NPTTB)
Biobank Leader Colleen Anderson
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries btbank@ucalgary.ca
Principal Investigator Dr. Jennifer Chan
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: