Our research activity is underpinned by state - of - the - art equipment to enable impactful discoveries . Sydney Vital is active in supporting these facilities through staffing and funding .
The Kolling Tumour Bank Team
The Kolling Tumour Bank ( KTB ) is a collection of human biospecimens that are stored and distributed for use in cancer research . It is partially funded by the Sydney Vital , who support two of the four current staff positions working . The Kolling Tumour Bank is certified by the NSW Health Pathology Biobank Certification Program ( BRC - 00015 ). The KTB consists of collections of breast , gynaecological , upper gastrointestinal , endocrine and neurological tumours , and colorectal specimens were added to this collection . There is also a Healthy Volunteers blood bank . There are currently over 20 , 000 specimens collected as part of the KTB from over 9 , 000 cancer patients who have had cancer surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital , North Shore Private or The Mater Hospital , North Sydney with approval from the relevant Human Research Ethics Committees ( HRECs ). This is an invaluable resource that facilitates translational research now and into the future as new technological platforms become available .
Find out more about the Tumour Bank here .
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