What is Biorepository?
A human biorepository or sometimes called a biobank is defined as collection of human biological material (e.g. tissues, cells, DNA, protein, blood, or other body fluids) as physical medium of information which is typically linked or can be linked to data and information of the patients. A repository should have sufficient professional staff and a commitment to maintain and preserve records for future reference and historical continuity
Why Biorepository at CCHE 57357?
The researcher at CCHE are trying to better understand the causes of childhood cancer in order to develop improved methods for treatment, diagnosis, and if possible prevention. For this purpose, a tissue bank has been established in CCHE in the year 2012 to preserve tissues from patients with cancer or other related diseases. Researchers may then use these samples to study these diseases in hopes of gaining greater understanding and improving treatments in the future.