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Caixeiro, N. J., Aghmesheh, M., de Souza, P. & Lee, C. (2015). The Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation (CONCERT) Biobank. Open Journal of Bioresources, 2 e3-1 - e3-5.


The CONCERT Biobank was established as an open-access, multiple collection site biorepository designed to collect, process, store, retrieve and disseminate biological samples and health information for research projects following informed consent from participants diagnosed with cancer. Informed consent is obtained prior to surgery by either the nursing, medical or biobank staff. Tissues for biobanking are examined within the diagnostic anatomical pathology department of the participating hospital by qualified pathologists and tissues deemed in excess of diagnostic requirements are stored securely and anonymously by the biobank in anticipation of current and future research needs for broad and as yet unspecified cancer research nationally.



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