Overview: Collection, Services & Support
The distinctive feature of Ontario Tumour Bank is direct control over every aspect of collection, storage and access to an extensive inventory of cancer biospecimens with rich, yet de-identified, clinical data.
What we offer
Fresh frozen tissue, paraffin-embedded tissue sections, peripheral blood fractions and derivative products such as tissue microarrays (TMA), DNA, and RNA – all with detailed de-identified clinical data.
- Fresh-frozen tumour tissue
- Paraffin-embedded tissue
- Peripheral blood (buffy coat, plasma & cell-free plasma)
Available Clinical Data
- Patient history
- Family history
- Systemic therapy
OTB practices and procedures are designed to maximize the molecular and histological quality of the samples and accuracy of accompanying clinical data.
How do I request samples?
The application process is designed to be easy and straightforward while maintaining compliance with ethical standards and regulation.
Accessing materials from Ontario Tumour Bank is a cost-effective way to source biospecimens.