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Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank (BCNTB)

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The BCNTB is a unique initiative designed for the breast cancer research community. It is a collection of well-characterised, validated clinical material including tissue (tumour and normal) in a variety of formats, blood, cells and other derivatives, matched with clinical information.

» Contact Kay Julier, Tissue Bank Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7749 0878

» Contact  Uma Ekbote, Tissue Bank Coordinator

Tel: +44 (0) 113 206 5766

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Cambridge Blood and Stem Cell Biobank

The Cambridge Blood and Stem Cell Biobank (CBSB) collects, processes and stores material from haematological malignancies from all stages of disease course, alongside cord blood samples primarily for the study of malignant blood disorders. From patients, tumour cells and appropriate constitutional samples are isolated where available, with both viable and lysed cells stored whenever possible. From cord blood samples, stem and progenitor cell populations are isolated as needed.

» Contact Joanne Baxter. Biobank Lead

Tel:+44 (0)223 588048


The Daisy Tumour Bank

In collaboration with Hull York Medical School and NHS clinicians, tissue and blood samples will be collected and stored from donors with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, head & neck cancer, mesothelioma, oesophageal cancer and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.


University of Leicester Cancer Research Biobank

The University of Leicester Cancer Research Biobank will support projects principally involved in study of human diseases and functioning of the human body with a focus on cancer. This will include basic laboratory research, clinical research and translational research.

» Contact Karen Kulbicki, Biobank Manager

Tel: +44 (0)116 2525842


Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Tissue Bank (MesobanK)

MesobanK is collecting archived FFPE mesothelioma tumour samples and associated clinical and pathology data to form a large Tissue MicroArray (we aim for 1000 patients). Prospective samples of blood, tumour and pleural fluid with clinical, pathology and outcome data from proven mesothelioma cases will be processed, frozen and stored starting end of 2013.

» Contact Jacki Gittens, Project Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1480 364903