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NCRI Cancer Biosample Directory

Manchester BRC Biobank

The BRC Biobank supplies samples of fresh, frozen or fixed/embedded human tissue, blood, body fluids and processed derivatives for use in ethical biomedical research. Biomaterials are provided with anonymised donor information and pathology data. Biobank services: (1) Frozen storage with 24hr monitoring and alarm system (2) DNA, RNA and protein extraction (3) Tissue microarray construction (4) Sectioning of frozen and fixed tissues. High-quality biomaterial for the Biobank is supplied by a network of clinicians, surgeons and pathologists. All patient donations are given with informed consent for research. The Biobank currently hosts collections in the areas of: (1) Gynaecology (Endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis) (2) Gastroenterology (3) Endocrinology (4) Oncology (Head & neck cancer, renal cancer).

Collection status and access arrangements

Collection status: Accrual in progress

Access status: Open to applicants

Where can I find out more about the access policy? Available by contacting the Biobank Manager (jay.brown@cmft.nhs.uk)

Tissue types collected

Sample types collected

120 donors as of May 2010. Collection ongoing at a rate of approx 20 donors/month.

Sample derivatives collected

120 donors as of May 2010. Collection ongoing at a rate of approx 20 donors/month.

Sample annotation