The Issue of Tissue - Cancer Banking for Research. Dr Gerry Thomas South West Wales Cancer Institute, Swansea. Why set up a tissue bank?. Development of a cancer depends on the acquisition of a number of growth control defects within a clone of cells.
Cancer Banking for Research
Dr Gerry Thomas
South West Wales Cancer Institute, Swansea
Validation of targets
Clinical Trials using Biomarkers to direct therapy
Role of Tissue Banking in Cancer Research
Review of the Peterborough NHS tissue bank
Jack AL, Womack C (2003) BMJ 327: 262
Use of frozen material
Use of paraffin material
Effect of method of storage on serum proteomics
Villanueva et al., 2005
J Proteome Res 4: 1060-1072
Quality standards should be put in place for all aspects of tissue banking – including data collection
Access to tissue banks means that we can ask more intelligent questions, through being able to access large numbers of samples with multiple variants, or select highly matched patient groups from a larger cohort.