Goals

To promote among all stakeholders the development of a network of hospital biobanks to collect, store and share samples donated by patients for approved cancer research projects.

To facilitate (inter)national basic and translational research collaborations and clinical trials that may lead to precise, less toxic treatments and a better prognosis.

To provide an equitable access and withdrawal process for all researchers with ethically and scientifically approved projects via a web portal (online catalogue of samples and coded patient data).

To inform, and obtain the input of, patient groups and members of the public.

To have government contribute to sustainable funding of the Biobank Network as standard of cancer care.