Orchid Tissue Bank
The Orchid Research Tissue Bank is a Genito-Urinary tissue bank collecting and storing samples of prostate, testis, penile, kidney and bladder cancer. It consists of fresh frozen and formalin fixed tissue samples as well as whole blood, plasma and serum collected from patients with Genito-Urinary cancers or being investigated for malignancy. The bank was set up with the purpose of expanding the collection of male-specific cancers; providing material for scientific research aiming to discover new biomarkers that have the potential to be used as diagnostic/prognostic markers. Ultimately, this could assist in creating personalised treatments for patients. In addition to our own in-house research we have collaborations with groups within the UK, in the EU and USA.
- Ability to recontact
- Access to the full pathology archive
- Tissue micro array creation
- CRUK Barts Centre The CRUK Barts Centre tissue banks systematically collect primary and metastatic tissue samples from an array of cancer types to support current and future research. The CRUK Barts Centre currently hosts three national Tissue Banks and numerous local collections.
John Vane Science Centre
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