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 (disorder)

Bespoke collection capabilities:

  • Carcinoma in situ of bladder (disorder)

Contact Information


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

Last Updated: 13/12/2018

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
2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2022 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A