Tumour bank

Operating within The Children's Hospital at Westmead, the Tumour Bank coordinates the collection, storage and distribution of a large variety of paediatric biospecimens including malignant tumours, non-malignant tissue, bone marrow aspirates and peripheral blood samples. 

Working in collaboration with pathologists, medical oncologists, surgeons and other hospital personnel, specially trained staff obtain patient consent, collect samples and assemble clinical information about each donor and their corresponding specimens to be used in childhood cancer research studies. Please watch this video which highlights the Tumour Bank’s collaboration with one such research study being conducted at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Read the latest Tumour Bank newsletter.

Read more about the Tumour Bank at The Kids Research Institute.

For patients

Download the Patient information sheet
Download the Consent form
Download the Withdrawal of consent form

For researchers

Download the SCTBN Application form
Download the SCTBN Conditions of use form