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European frozen tumour tissue bank

Objective

Elucidation of the complete human DNA sequence and unprecedented breakthroughs in genomics, proteomics and bio-informatics will identify critical molecular targets that can be applied in cancer prevention, diagnosis and therapy. Translation of results of basic research into the clinic will be greatly enhanced by a supra-national European bank of human frozen tumour samples, linked with large clinical trials such as conducted in EORTC. This proposal plans a network of frozen tumour sample collections, processed and stored according to standardised protocols, in major European cancer centres and universities. The virtual tumour bank, a database containing digital microscopic images and coded-linked patient data, can be searched by the whole European scientific community. A European code of conduct will be developed for use of tissues based on the various legal and ethical regulations as well as incentives and rules for contributers.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Address
Dr Molenwaterplein 50
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Participants (9)

CENTRO DI RIFERIMENTO ONCOLOGICO
Italy
Address
Via Pedemontana Occidentale 12
33081 Aviano
CENTRO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGATIONES ONCOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
C/ Melchor Fernandes Almagro, 3
28029 Madrid
EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR RESEARCH AND TREATMENT OF CANCER
Belgium
Address
125,Avenue E.mounier 83
1200 Bruxelles
INSTITUT GUSTAVE ROUSSY
France
Address
Rue Camille Desmoulins 39
94805 Villejuif
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
Radcliffe Infirmary, Woodstock Road
OX2 6HE Oxford
THE NETHERLANDS CANCER INSTITUTE/ANTONI VAN LEEUWENHOEK HOSPITAL
Netherlands
Address
121,Plesmanlaan 121
1066 CX Amsterdam
UNIVERSITAIRE ZIEKENHUIZEN LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Heerestraat 49 Gasthuisberg
3000 Louvain / Leuven
VALENCIA INSTITUTE OF ONCOLOGY
Spain
Address
Calle Beltran Baguena, 8-11
46009 Valencia
VAN VEEN, TOEGEPAST GEZONDHEIDSRECHT
Netherlands
Address
Rijsboom 50
3071 AX Rotterdam