One of the most important resources for the study of cancer is tumour tissue and control tissue without tumours. The principal important objective of the Tumour Bank is to obtain and store these samples to make them available to researchers who work to improve the diagnostics, prognostics, prevention and treatment of cancer.
The Tumour Bank was created in 2002 and it works within the organizational and quality criteria of the Network of Tumour Banks of Catalonia, of which it forms part. The material stored in the Tumour Bank includes a great variety of frozen samples and paraffin blocks of many types of neoplasias such as lymphoma, carcinoma, adenocarcinoma and metastasis.
- How to ask for samples