Alfred Brain Tumour Bio-databank
In order to improve precision in diagnosis, treatment and management of brain tumours, there is a need to develop and maintain brain tumour bio-databanks such as the Alfred Brain Tumour Bio-databank.
What is a bio-databank or biobank?
A bio-databank or biobank is a stored collection of biological samples, such as tissue and blood and health information (data) from consenting patients for research. Bio-databanks help improve precision in management of diseases. The development and maintenance of bio-databanks are best achieved through collaboration between clinicians, researchers, patients and families.
Samples are collected from patients during surgery and treatment. Material not used for diagnosis can be stored in a bio-databank. Researchers can then apply to access samples and/or data from a bio-databank to use in ethically approved research projects.
What is the Alfred Brain Tumour Bio-databank?
The Alfred Brain Tumour Bio-databank is a collection of biological samples and data from patients who have been diagnosed with a brain tumour. The biological samples and data are used for research purposes.
Patients who participate in the Alfred Brain Tumour Bio-databank, contribute to improving our understanding of brain tumours. This enhanced understanding helps researchers find answers and ultimately improve health outcomes for future generations. For more information about the Alfred Brain Tumour Bio-databank please visit the For Participants page.
The Alfred Brain Tumour Bio-databank has been approved by the Alfred Hospital Ethics Committee (project number: 579/18).