Our motto: Maximise efficiency and Increase Utilisation to support cancer research.
The CONCERT Biobank, part of the CONCERT Translational Cancer Research Centre, was established as an open-access, multiple collection site, infrastructure tool accessible to all cancer researchers in NSW.
With its generalist cancer approach; collecting biospecimens from all types of cancer, biospecimens collected by the CONCERT Biobank not only includes formalin-fixed paraffin embedded sections as routinely collected by most NSW Biobanks but also is unique in collecting fresh tumour and normal adjacent tissue, as well as blood, cerebrospinal fluid and other relevant bodily fluids.
CONCERT Biobank aims to provide NSW cancer researchers access to high-quality, representative biospecimens and associated epidemiological, clinical and quality of life data in order to facilitate research to understand the factors that influence early-detection, prevention and treatment of cancer.
The key objectives of the CONCERT Biobank are to:
1. Collect and disseminate high-quality biospecimens and information for cancer research.
2. Increase research capacity by providing research support services.
3. Developing strategies and education initiatives to enhance both health professional and public support of biobanks.
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