Ontario Tumour Bank
Ontario Tumour Bank

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Academic and industry-based researchers in Canada and internationally can count on Ontario Tumour Bank to provide tissue and blood samples of high quality, diversity and integrity.

Four academic teaching hospitals across Ontario currently collect samples and data from participating donors for OTB. OTB distinctively features direct control over every aspect of collection, storage and access to an extensive inventory of cancer biospecimens with rich, de-identified, clinical data. Access procedures for researchers are streamlined while ensuring high ethical standards and protection of donor privacy and confidentiality.

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) regrets to announce that the Ontario Tumour Bank (OTB) will be winding down its services and discontinuing operations within the 2022-23 fiscal year. The OICR executive has made this difficult decision because of the need to balance competing scientific priorities under conditions of budgetary constraint. Read the full announcement