BC Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Bank, Canada

Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The purpose of the BC Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Bank is to improve knowledge about bone and soft-tissue tumours and other musculoskeletal cancers, by making available to research scientists across Canada and around the world large numbers of musculoskeletal tumour specimens and normal control tissues for studies of cancer biology, detection and treatment.

Registered Biobank Name BC Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Bank
Biobank Leader Nancy Ferguson
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries Nancy.Ferguson@vch.ca
Principal Investigator Dr. Paul W. Clarkson
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: