Kolling Institute Tumour Banks

Certification Status: Documents Required
Registration Status: Completed

The Kolling Tumour Banks are a government and philanthropically funded collection of ethically consented human biospecimens that are stored and distributed for use in cancer and tumour research. The Kolling Tumour Banks are comprised of the Breast Bank, Gynaecological Bank, Upper Gastrointestinal Bank and Neuroendocrine Bank. These banks contain tumour (and sometimes adjacent normal) tissue, blood and clinical information, collected with informed consent from patients undergoing surgery for the removal of tumour tissue. In addition, we house a Healthy Volunteers serum and EDTA whole blood bank and we are also a collection site for the Australian Breast Cancer Tissue Bank, based at the Westmead Millenium Institute.

Registered Biobank Name Kolling Institute Tumour Banks (KITB)
Biobank Leader Amaan Hamad
Principal Investigator Prof Roderick Clifton-Bligh, Prof Bruce Robinson, Dr Raymond Cook, Prof Thomas Hugh, Dr Helen Wheeler, Dr Katrina Moore, A/Prof Anthony Glover
Address Level 9, Kolling Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Website http://www.sydneyvital.org.au/biobank/
Email for biobank inquiries kolling.tumourbanks@sydney.edu.au
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.
Biospecimen Collected: