Alberta Prostate Biorepository, Canada

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: - To develop and maintain infrastructure in Edmonton and Calgary to longitudinally collect: 1) biospecimens, including blood, urine, semen, tissue (when applicable); 2) clinical information pertaining to the management of prostate cancer and other health-related events; and 3) patient-reported health quality-of-life and symptoms from patients with confirmed prostate cancer across Alberta; - To identify, evaluate and validate a range of potential biomarkers for prognostic (disease outcomes) and predictive (treatment outcomes) potential in the detection and management of prostate cancer; - To support health research that makes use of biospecimens in conjunction with clinical and patient-reported outcome data to discover novel molecular markers relevant to the care and management of patients.

Registered Biobank Name Alberta Prostate Biorepository
Biobank Leader Catalina Vasquez
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator John D lewis, Bryan Donnelly and Adrian Fairey
Website www.
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
Oligo - Collection aimed at supporting several research projects, a research group or a research consortium
Biospecimen Collected: