Contact

Ms Sameena Iqbal
Tissue Bank Operations Manager

Dr John Hall
Deputy Tissue Bank Manager

+44 20 7882 3813

Tissue Banks

The CRUK Barts Centre systematically collects 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 (Orchid Charity Tissue Bank, Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank and Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Tissue Bank) and numerous local collections.

If you are interested in donating tissue to our banks, you will be able to discuss the process and how tissue samples are used in research with a Tissue Bank representative at Barts Hospital.

After agreeing to tissue donation, a meeting will be arranged to discuss details. During this process the patient information sheet with the consent form will be provided for you to read through and, if the patient is happy with the contents, they will be asked to sign the consent form.

Orchid Male Cancer Tissue Bank

If you have a genitourinary cancer (prostate, testis, penile, kidney or bladder) and wish to donate, you can Telephone 020 7882 3551 or 020 7882 3739 for information.

Barts Gynae Tissue Bank

We welcome all offers of tissue donation from patients. A representative should be available before operations and other procedures; interested patients can also contact Dr Michelle Lockley or Mr Thomas Dowe directly.

What if my cancer has spread, am I still eligible to donate?

People living with metastatic disease can be consented for donation of excess tissue to the Cancer Tissue Bank at Barts Health, together with blood, saliva and urine.

Please direct initial enquiries to the Tissue Bank Operations Manager - for external researchers, processing costs will depend on the specifics of the request.

Internal users: please contact Sameena Iqbal

QMUL users: please contact Sameena Iqbal

For external users:

Please note: The costs listed are under review and subject to imminent change, please contact the tissue bank prior to using these figures in any grant applications

Request type Cost recovery for external academics
Access to stored bloods and basic data

 

£75 per sample if 2 aliquots stored.

This will be reduced if there are more aliquots.

 

Access to stored FFPE blocks and slides and basic data

 

£200 per block.

Reflects time to identify tumour blocks from path reports and confirm tumour presence.

 

Access to stored frozen tissue and basic data

 

£200 per sample if 1 aliquot only

Reflects time to identify tumour blocks from path reports and confirm tumour presence.

 

Fresh blood and basic data

 

£100 per sample where Tissue Bank has to consent patients.

£40 per sample where patient consent exists already.

Fresh ascites and basic data

 

£100 per sample where Tissue Bank has to consent patients.

£40 per sample where patient consent exists already.

Fresh tissue and basic data

 

£200 - 400 per sample.

Requires individual quote

 

Advanced Data (survival / outcome / treatment) £40 per case.
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