We believe that our patients can solve the cancer problem. Through providing permission to our team to collect and store blood and tissue samples left over after diagnosis, and relevant health information from the medical chart, the BC Cancer Agency’s Tumor Tissue Repository can provide these as anonymous materials to researchers. These materials provided by the TTR are the critical fuel needed for research leading to discovery, development, and deployment of better approaches to diagnosis and treatment and care. We sincerely thank our past and current donors for their generosity.
Dr. Peter Watson
The TTR aims to make the generous donations of our participants available to the very best research. To learn more about some of the research we support, please visit:
- Dr. Sam Aparicio - BC Cancer Agency, Molecular Oncology
- Dr. Robert Holt - Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre
- Dr. Wan Lam - BC Cancer Agency, Genetics Unit, Integrative Oncology
- Dr. Brad Nelson - BC Cancer Agency, Deeley Research Centre
Other Links of Interest in Biobanking
The BC BioLibrary is a Technology / Methodology Platform funded by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSHFR) since 2007 to establish an essential provincial, cross-cutting technology and methodology platform to support biobanking and a broad range of health research applications that utilize biospecimens, across institutions and research teams. The mandate is to enhance health research across BC and increase its national and international competitiveness.
CTRNet is a translational cancer research resource, funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, that furthers Canadian health research by linking cancer researchers with provincial tumour banks.
ISBER is the only international forum that addresses the technical, legal, ethical, and managerial issues relevant to repositories of biological and environmental specimens.
Further Links of Interest
The BC Cancer Foundation is an independent charitable organization that raises funds to support breakthrough research and care at the BC Cancer Agency. The BC Cancer Agency is responsible for cancer care and control for everyone in British Columbia.
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. The Partnership works with cancer experts, charitable organizations, governments, cancer agencies, national health organizations, patients, survivors and others to implement Canada’s cancer control strategy.