The Ontario Tumour Bank (OTB) provides cancer researchers with a diverse selection of high-quality biospecimens and derivatives, comprehensively annotated with de-identified clinical data. Biospecimens are the key to the development and testing of next-generation diagnostics and treatments. Working with local pathologists, medical oncologists, surgeons and other hospital personnel, specially trained staff members obtain patient consent, collect tissues and assemble comprehensive clinical information about each donor and the corresponding biospecimens.
This video gives you an inside look inside this process, showing you how the OTB works and how our staff and volunteers are helping to further cancer research.
For more information please visit ontariotumourbank.ca
OTB is a program of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). Funded by the Government of Ontario, OICR is a not-for-profit organization that supports research on the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and control of cancer.