Ontario Tumour Bank

The Ontario Tumour Bank (OTB) is located within the Gerald C. Baines Centre for Translational Cancer Research and is home to one of four Ontario Tumour Bank sites across the province of Ontario. The OTB is one of the largest cancer biorepositories in Canada, focusing on providing researchers with high quality tumour-related biospecimens and derivatives, comprehensively annotated with de-identified clinical data. 

The OTB has over one hundred thousand samples in inventory from over 21,000 consented patients making it integral in groundbreaking cancer research in Canada and around the world. Each OTB site collects samples and clinical data from consenting donors while following a strict set of procedures and guidelines. 

Researchers are able to request data by specific criteria or simply by tumour type depending on the nature of their research. Access fees are subsidized for all Ontario researchers and subsidized even further for London's Lawson Health Research Institute as the tumour bank is housed at the London Health Sciences Centre. 

Please contact the Ontario Tumour Bank directly for more information.