URoBank: Urothelial Research Tissue Bank
URoBank is a small repository for tissue samples collected surgically representing both normal urinary tract tissues (urethra, bladder, ureter, renal pelvis and kidney) and urological disease states (benign and cancer). Other normal epithelial tissues of relevance to urological practice (for example buccal mucosa which is used in urethral reconstruction) and/or comparative purposes (e.g. as controls for understanding urothelial tissue-specificity) are held as a subset. These tissues have primarily been harvested as biopsies and processed routinely into paraffin wax, in general there are only small amounts of tissue remaining. Our collaborating tissue collection centres include Pinderfields Hospital, James Cook University Hospital, York Hospital, Leeds Teaching Hopital NHS Trust and Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.
Jack Birch Unit of Molecular Carcinogenesis
Department of Biology
University of York
Last Updated: 20/08/2021
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