• Posted: April 1, 2013

The Ontario Tumour Bank (OTB) is a program of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) in Ontario, Canada. We are a provincial biorepository funded by the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. Our program encompasses four large teaching hospitals across the province: The London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, The Ottawa Hospital, and Kingston General Hospital. We focus on the collection of tumour and blood samples and related clinical data from over 30 types of cancers, and distributes these materials to qualified academic and industry researchers (www.ontariotumourbank.ca).