What’s new?

A list of biospecimens available for research through the ANZCHOG-BN is now available here.

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ANZCHOG-BN publication in Biopreservation & Biobanking April 2019

ANZCHOG-BN Letter to the Editor, Biopres Biobanking April 2019 Download

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ANZCHOG-BN biobanking workshop at the Hudson Institute in Melbourne, 12th February 2019

The ANZCHOG Biobanking Network ran a 1-day workshop on biobanking at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne VIC on Tuesday 12th February 2019, in conjunction with the Childhood Cancer Research Symposium.
The workshop included discussions around biobank operations (databases, datasets and data linkage), cost recovery and sustainability,  increasing support of national and international research, and living biobanks, and was a great success.

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Research publications (2018)

2018 research publications resulting from the ANZCHOG Biobanking Network’s biospecimens

Vinci, M et al. (2018) Nature Medicine, 24:1204. Functional diversity and cooperativity between subclonal populations of pediatric glioblastoma and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma cells. [Queensland Children’s Tumour Bank].
Halliday BJ, et al. (2018) PLoS Genetics, 14: e1007399. Germline mutations and somatic inactivation of TRIM28 in Wilms tumour [Children’s Hospital Westmead Tumour Bank].
Burford, A et al. (2018) Scientific Reports, 8: 1032.The ten-year evolutionary trajectory of a highly recurrent paediatric high grade neuroepithelial tumour with MN1:BEND2 fusion [Queensland Children’s Tumour Bank].

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Event Recap: Biobanking Conference ‘Improving biobank standards – local and global perspectives’ Sydney 2018

The one day biobanking conference “Improving biobank standards -local and global perspective” was held on 11th June 2018 at the Kerry Packer Auditorium, Sydney. The event brought together over 180 biobanking professionals from all levels of government, private industry and academic sectors. We were fortunate in securing 14 esteemed national and international speakers who highlighted the Australasian biobanking community’s interest in improving biobanking standards.  A tour of the NSW Health Statewide Biobank, the first and largest facility of its kind in Australia,

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