Liquid Biopsy BioBank for Paediatric Solid Cancers

Certification Status: Checklist Required
Registration Status: Completed

The primary objective of this biobank is to collect and process blood samples from paediatric patients diagnosed with a solid cancer (mainly Sarcomas, Neuroblastoma, Hepatoblastoma) in a suitable way to allow future liquid biopsy research. For this end, blood samples are collected in specialized preservative tubes and separated into plasma and peripheral mononuclear cells. Matched tumour samples also collected when possible. Clinical information is collected retrospectively to the time of enrolment and at each time point when a sample is collected.

Registered Biobank Name Liquid Biopsy BioBank for Paediatric Solid Cancers
Biobank Leader Smadar Kahana-Edwin
Principal Investigator A/Prof Jonathan Karpelowsky
Address Kerry Packer Building Cnr Hawkesbury Road and Hainsworth Street
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
Oligo - Collection aimed at supporting several research projects, a research group or a research consortium
Biospecimen Collected: