Gynaecological Oncology Biobank at Westmead

Certification Status: Documents Required
Registration Status: Completed

The GynBiobank aims to provide high quality, ethically obtained biospecimens from women with a gynaecological disease to support research. It supports research into cancer origin, cancer diagnosis, improved treatments, and all work leading to better outcomes for women. The GynBiobank provides a number of products and services. These include: • fresh frozen tissue and its derivatives (DNA and RNA) • formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue • blood and its derivatives (plasma and genomic DNA). • tissue microarrays • detailed clinical data

Registered Biobank Name Gynaecological Oncology Biobank at Westmead (GynBiobank)
Biobank Leader Catherine Kennedy
Principal Investigator Professor Paul Harnett, Professor Anna deFazio
Address Westmead Hospital, Corner Darcy and Hawkesbury Roads
Westmead, NSW, Australia
Email for biobank inquiries
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: