Biobank catalogue

During our 2013/14 BSN project “Definition of Minimum Standards for CINSW BSN Biobanks”, we compiled a complete list of cancer biobanks in NSW. Information on these 22 biobanks is listed below, including name, access to samples, type of samples collected, sample formats available, and individual biobank website.

Name and Contact details of biobank Access to samples Type of samples collected Sample formats available
Asbestos Diseases Research Institute Biobank

kan.chen@sydney.edu.au

Collaborative access Mesothelioma, other lung cancers Fresh frozen: blood, normal tissue, tumour
Australian Breast Cancer Tissue Bank 

wmi.abctb@sydney.edu.au

Open access Breast Fresh frozen: blood/blood products, normal tissue, tumour
The Australian Pancreatic Genome Initiative BioResource

a.johns@garvan.org.au

Open access Pancreas Fresh frozen: blood/blood products, normal tissue, tumour, patient-derived xenografts, cell lines, nucleic acid analytes. Ambient: TMAs. Other: tissue images
Biospecimen Collections of Cancer Trial Co-operative Groups Clinical Trials sonia.yip@ctc.usyd.edu.au Contact Biobank Gastro-intestinal (AGITG clinical trials), lung, gynaecological (ANZGOG clinical trials), prostate (ANZUP clinical trials), neurological (COGNO clinical trials). Specific to individual clinical trial protocols. Samples that may be collected include: fresh frozen: serum, plasma, buffy coat, other derivatives, normal tissue, tumour. Ambient: tumour.
Cancer Council NSW Biobank

biobankingenquiries@nswcc.org.au

Contact biobank Study-specific sample types Fresh frozen: blood, blood products. Ambient: cytology smears, skin swabs.
Children’s Cancer Institute Tumour Bank

TMcCorquodaleATccia.unsw.edu.au

Collaborative access Paediatric cancer and normal tissue Fresh frozen: blood/blood products, bone marrow aspirate, normal tissue, tumour. Ambient: FFPE tumour, Guthrie cards.
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Tumour Bank 

tumourbankchw.schn@health.nsw.gov.au

Open access Paediatric cancer and normal tissue Fresh frozen: blood/blood products, bone marrow aspirate, normal tissue, tumour.
CONCERT Biobank 

biobank@inghaminstitute.org.au

Open access Head/neck, gastro-intestinal tract, neurological, melanoma/skin Fresh frozen: blood/blood products. normal tissue, tumour
RPAH and Garvan Breast Cancer Tissue Bank

a.holliday@garvan.org.au

Collaborative access Breast Fresh frozen: blood/blood products, normal tissue, tumour, live cells, DNA.
GynBiobank at Westmead

c.kennedy@sydney.edu.au

Open access Gynaecological, colorectal Fresh frozen: blood/bloodproducts, DNA (germline and tumour), RNA, normal tissue, tumour. Ambient: FFPE normal tissue, tumour, blocks, sections, TMA sections.
Hepatocellular Cancer Cirrhosis

G.McCaughan@centenary.usyd.edu.au

Collaborative access Liver tissue- cancer and non-cancer Fresh frozen: serum, tumour
Hunter Cancer Biobank 

HNELHD-cancerbiobank@nsw.gov.au

Open access All cancer types: not leukaemia, not myeloma Ambient: FFPE tumour
Kolling Institute Tumour Banks 

ussha.pillai@sydney.edu.au

Open access Breast, gynaecological, upper gastro-intestinal tract, endocrine, neurological Fresh frozen: serum, whole blood, normal tissue, tumour
Lung Cancer Biobank

m.corish@garvan.org.au

Contact biobank Lung tissue- cancer and non-cancer Fresh frozen: tumour
Melanoma Institute Australia Biospecimen Bank for Melanoma Research

Valerie.Jakrot@melanoma.org.au

Collaborative access Melanoma and skin, benign naevi Fresh frozen: normal tissue, tumour.
Nepean Cancer Research Biobank

lisa.kay@sydney.edu.au

Open access Lung, upper gastro-intestinal tract Fresh frozen: blood, tumour. Ambient: FFPE tumour
Ovarian Cancer Biobank

g.samimi@garvan.org.au

Open access Ovarian and gynaecological cancer, benign ovarian tissue Fresh frozen: blood/blood products, brushings, normal tissue, tumour. Ambient: FFPE tumour
Concord Colorectal Cancer Tissue Bank

charles.chan3@sswahs.nsw.gov.au

Storr Liver Unit

jacob.george@sydney.edu.au

Collaborative access Liver tissue- cancer and non-cancer Fresh frozen: blood, serum, plasma, DNA, tumour
St Vincents Campus Prostate Cancer Group

a.haynes@garvan.org.au

Open access Prostate- cancer and normal Fresh frozen: cores from radical prostatectomies, whole blood, buffy coat cells, serum, plasma, TURP samples. Ambient: FFPE prostate tissue (cancer/benign cores), TMAs (pilot, Gleason, normal tissue, cell line).
Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Biobank

guy.lyons@sydney.edu.au

Open access Tumours that arise in the oral cavity: SCC, salivary glands, adenocarcinomas, metastases to neck lymph nodes, thyroid tumours. Not melanoma. Fresh frozen: serum, clot, normal tissue, tumour.
UNSW Lowy Biorepository

biorepository@unsw.edu.au

Open access Specific collections of gastro-intestinal tract, neurological, liver tissue. Also houses a collection of multiple tumour types. Fresh frozen: blood/blood products, saliva, normal tissue, tumour.

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