Welcome to the Tumor Bank Website


The cbcf Tumor Bank is a component of the Alberta Cancer Research Biorepository, supported by the Alberta Cancer Foundation. The Tumor Bank has a large open source collection of specimens from several types of cancer. The Tumor Bank provides these specimens to qualified medical researchers, enabling them to address unanswered questions concerning prevention, prognosis and treatment of cancer.

Our Tumor Bank is a multi-user resource that is available to a wide range of cancer researchers in Alberta and elsewhere. As members of the Canadian Tumor Repository Network we use and develop leading-edge tumor banking practices and promote cancer research at national and international levels. Partnerships between the research programs and the Tumor Bank lead to innovative research.

Our patient participants support research by providing consent for the use of their donated blood and tissue samples as well as access to their health records. Thanks to Albertans who understand and support research 97% of the patients we contact chose to enroll in our program.



For more information, visit our Participate page.