JGH Central Biobank, Canada

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The JGH Central Biobank was created to support fundamental and clinical cancer research within the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) by archiving cancer specimens and their associated normal tissue and blood samples according to strict guidelines. Our goal is to centralize oncological biobanking at the JGH: as such, we are currently banking head-and-neck, upper and lower gastrointestinal, melanoma, and thoracic lesions, as well as DNA for women's cancers.

Registered Biobank Name JGH Central Biobank
Biobank Leader Reem Merza (biobank coordinator)
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries reem.merza.ccomtl@ssss.gouv.qc.ca
Principal Investigator Dr. Alan Spatz
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: