Leeds Breast Research Tissue Bank

The Leeds Breast Research Tissue Bank (LBRTB) was established in 2010 and collects malignant and normal breast tissue and associated samples from donors consented through the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. The LBRTB is based in the Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology on the St. James's University Hospital site and is led by Professor Valerie Speirs. The LBRTB is a founder member of the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank (BCNTB), a ground-breaking multi-million pound initiative linking five centres around the country working together as one national resource. The BCNTB represents the UK's single largest unique collection of high quality breast tissue samples.

Services

  • Cell culture
  • Digital imaging
  • Immunohistochemistry - scoring
  • Immunohistochemistry - staining
  • Tissue micro array creation
  • Nucleic acid extraction

Existing samples:

  • Benign tumour of breast
  • Fit and well
  • Malignant tumour of breast

Contact Information

Email:
bcntb@leeds.ac.uk
Address:

Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology
Wellcome Trust Brenner Building
St. James's University Hospital
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS9 7TF
UK

Annual Statistics

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