UK real-world lymphoid tissue bank

The UK real-world lymphoid malignancies tissue Bank (UKTB) provides a national and international resource for research on lymphomas and other lymphoproliferative disorders including chronic lymphocytic leukamia. This Research Tissue Bank was set up in 2014 and given favourable ethical opinion (REC ref: 14/SC/0030). The samples are stored in the HTA licenced Faculty of Medicine Tissue Bank. The RTB currently holds matched normal and malignant frozen material from ~900 patients. The samples collected can be associated with clinical diagnostic details and outcome endpoint, which can be readily informative to patient prognosis.


  • Ability to recontact
  • Human functional tissue assays
  • Nucleic acid extraction

Existing samples:

  • Malignant lymphoma (disorder)

Bespoke collection capabilities:

  • Malignant lymphoma (disorder)

Contact Information


Dr Francesco Forconi
c/o Dr Kathy Potter - Tissue Bank Manager
Faculty of Medicine Tissue Bank, Somers Cancer Research Building, MP824
Southampton University General Hospital, Tremona Road
SO16 6YD

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