PHOTO Translational bladder cancer biorepository

Translational study associated with the PHOTO trial - A pragmatic randomised controlled phase III trial, investigating the efficacy transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT) using photo-dynamic diagnosis (PDD) under blue light in intermediate and high risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). The translational study is establishing a well-characterised cohort of patients with intermediate and high-risk NMIBC including clinical data, urine, blood and tumour specimens that would be available for separately funded research of genotypic and phenotypic studies


  • Access to the full pathology archive
  • Cell culture
  • Data analytics
  • Immunohistochemistry - scoring
  • Immunohistochemistry - staining
  • Tissue micro array creation
  • Nucleic acid extraction

Existing samples:

  • Carcinoma in situ of bladder

Bespoke collection capabilities:

  • Carcinoma in situ of bladder

Contact Information


Northern Institute for Cancer Research
Medical School University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Framlington Place
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

Annual Statistics

Year Access Requests Received Access Requests Approved
Internal External Commercial Internal External Commercial
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 0 2 0 0 0 0
2017 1 0 0 0 2 0
2018 0 0 0 1 0 0
2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A