The St James’ Hospital Cancer Biobank has had applications from several academic groups and has supplied both frozen and FFPE samples of breast, colon and other cancers to local researchers and Irish research collaborations. The biobank has streamlined the sample and data application process, formerly managed by Histopathology, by using the same application procedure for frozen and FFPE samples. Tiered Cost Recovery charges apply.
Biobank Ireland and St James’s Hospital Cancer Biobank collaborate with Cancer Trials Ireland (to store blood samples for international clinical trials), and with Breast Predict, an Irish Cancer Society / Science Foundation Ireland-funded national breast cancer research project based in UCD.
Biobank Ireland’s Blanaid Mee led the design of a new Irish Patient Consent Form and Patient Information Leaflet together with Clinical Research Development Ireland and patient advocate group Patient Voice for Cancer Research.