• Posted: July 12, 2012

For researchers across Canada, and around the world, obtaining high quality tumour samples for cancer research can be a challenge - particularly for rare cancer types. London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has been helping to address that challenge since 2004, collecting over one third of the tumour samples available to researchers through the Ontario Tumour Bank (OTB), a provincial biobank owned and managed by the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, a not-for-profit organization. LHSC is one of four collection centres making up the OTB, which in May passed the 10,000 donor milestone.