WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
SHARE, COLLABORATE & CURE: THE MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY CANCER BIOBANK
2020 - 2025
Dr. Helen Rizos
A bold plan to provide a library of viable cancer specimens and genomic data across many cancer types.
Macquarie University is Australia’s first fully integrated health science centre which brings together Macquarie University hospital, clinics, clinical trials and the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences. The Macquarie University Cancer Biobank has established strong collaborations with pathology and clinical centres of excellence across Sydney including Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology, Melanoma Institute Australia, the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, the Department of Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. The team is also working closely with anatomical Pathologist, Dr Tristan Dodds and medical oncologist, Dr John Park. This project will generate and store viable tissue samples across many cancer types (including breast, colorectal, prostate, brain, liver, gastrointestinal, bladder, melanoma and head and neck cancer). This research will also produce cell-profile and genomic data that enables advanced data analysis in a tumour-agnostic manner. These samples and data will be available to the best and most innovative domestic and international researchers who share an ambition for delivering personalised cancer care.