Department of Oncology

Alberta Cancer Research Biorepository (ACRB)

The Alberta Cancer Research Biorepository (ACRB) offers biosample collection, biostorage and bioprocessing solutions for cancer research. The Open Access Biobank holds donations from over 23,000 participants representing 40 different cancer types. The samples are available as liquid nitrogen frozen tissue, paraffin embedded (FFPE) sections and blood fractions. Clinical data is available for all samples and extensive clinical annotation exists for some tumor types. The ACRB will partner with investigators to collect the required samples if they are not available in our Open Access Collection.