Biobanking & Biospecimen Research Services (BBRS)

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Team Members

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Dr. Peter WatsonDirector

Sindy Babinszky - Biospecimen Lead

Karlene CarvalhoResearch Assistant II

Simon DeeIT Project Manager 

Kate Lawrence - Research Assistant l

Jodi LeBlancProject Nurse 

Sheila O’DonoghueBiobank Leader 

Tamsin Tarling - Project Manager; casual

DRC Support

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David Bond - Research Operations Lead

Michael Turcotte - Research Finance Assistant 

Milestones

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TTR

  • Established 2004
  • Enrolled 6,000th participant 2017
  • Completed 50th research release 2017
  • Shifted focus to prospective custom collections 2017 

BBRS

  • Established as OBER 2011
  • Led development of Essentials of Biobanking course 2011
  • Opened Biobank Resource Center 2013
  • Launched EdX course 2017 

CTRNet

  • Established 2004
  • Created CTRNet national biobank standards 2011
  • Completed 25th install of ATiM database system 2015
  • Enrolled 100th biobank in biobank certification program 2016

Contributors

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Dr. Anne-Marie Mes-Masson Co-Lead CTRNet

Nicolas Luc CTRNet ATiM Project Lead

Manon de Ladurantaye CTRNet Research Assistant

Rebecca Barnes CTRNet Program Leader

Dr. Tunde Adegbola Pathologist TTR

Stakeholders & Collaborators

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Thank you to all the participants, clinical and hospital staff, stakeholders, and funders who support cancer research and make our work possible.

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