Children’s Cancer Centre Tissue Bank (CCC)
The Children’s Cancer Centre (CCC) Biobank is a world-class resource for researchers studying childhood and adolescent/young adult cancer. The CCC Biobank includes samples and health information from people with cancer, bone marrow disorders, primary immunodeficiency disease and neurofibromatosis. It also includes samples and health information from their siblings, parents and relatives.The CCC Biobank stores leftover samples from clinical tests and takes additional collections.
The CCC Biobank allows researchers to: understand the molecular mechanisms which lead to cancers and other conditions, establish new molecular-based diagnostic tests, investigate biology using cell lines, test new drugs and therapies, identify new targets for therapy, and reduce the debilitating side effects of treatment.
|Study name||Children’s Cancer Centre Biobank|
|Current principal investigator/s||
Prof David Eisenstat
|Current project manager||
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute - MCRI
The Royal Children’s Hospital - RCH
|Major funding source/s||
The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation - RCHF
The CCC Biobank stores leftover samples from clinical tests and takes additional collections. These samples can be used for further clinical testing and ethically approved research.
New or existing patients attending The RCH with a suspected tumour, bone marrow disorder, Primary Immunodeficiency Disease, Neurofibromatosis or giant melanocytic naevi. Or, a sibling, parent or relative of a patient described above.
|Primary study type||Databank / Biobank|
|Is this study ongoing?||Yes - the study is ongoing|
|Sample size (N)||
1506 (as of November 2021)
|Survey data available?||No|
|Imaging data available?||Yes|
|Linkage to administrative dataset/s?||No, no consent to link to administrative dataset(s) obtained|
|Are data available to others outside study team, with appropriate safeguards and structures in line with the cohort’s ethics and governance processes?||Yes|
|Are there any costs associated with data/sample access for approved requests?||Yes, there are costs associated with access|
|Broadest type of participant consent available||
Extended consent (can be used for future ethically approved research related to this project)
Prof David Eisenstat
Address: The Children’s Cancer Centre Biobank