The Gynecological Cancer Tissue Bank [Formation Of The Gynaecological Cancer Tissue Bank], Canada

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The purpose of the Gynecological Cancer Tissue Bank is to improve knowledge about gynecological cancer, by making available to scientists across Canada large numbers of gynecological tumour specimens and normal control tissues for studies of cancer biology, detection and treatment. To this end, pathologist, clinicians and cancer researchers in British Columbia have formed the Gynecological Cancer tissue bank to collect tissue from gynecological cancers. Research to determine how gynecologic cancers begin, what causes them, how to treat them and the long term effects of treatments is urgently needed. The researchers at the British Columbia Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OvCaRe) are conducting such research.

Registered Biobank Name The Gynecological Cancer Tissue Bank [Formation Of The Gynaecological Cancer Tissue Bank] (OvCaRe)
Biobank Leader Rachel Wan
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries rwan@bccrc.ca
Principal Investigator Jessica McAlpine
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: