Key Achievements for FY2020-21
The Victorian Cancer Biobank continues to strive to deliver our high-quality services and play our part to facilitate cancer research despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the 2020-2021 year. View our Annual Key Achievements in FY 2020-21 here. We look forward to another year of success and improving cancer outcomes.
VCB 2021 End of Year Tissue Bank Site Closures
Our team at the VCB would like to send our warm greetings for the upcoming Christmas and New Year season. The VCB will be closed during this holiday period. Kindly refer to the details of each tissue bank sites closure period below: Austin Health: Closed 23rd Dec 2021 to 3rd Jan 2022 Eastern Health: Closed 22nd Dec 2021 to 3rd Jan 2022 Melbourne Health: Closed 22nd Dec 2021 to 3rd Jan 2022 Monash Health: Temporary closure Peter Mac: Closed 24th Dec to 3rd Jan 2022 Central Operations: Closed 24th Dec 2021 to 7th Jan 2022
VCB Strategic Advisory Group Vacancies
We are seeking an International Advisor and a General Representative to join our Strategic Advisory Group at the Victorian Cancer Biobank. These roles will provide advice to the VCB to guide its strategic direction and priorities to achieve the Mission and Vision of the VCB, and to enable the long-term viability and sustainability of the consortium. If this opportunity interests you, please check out the description below for more details. For expression of interest in either of these roles, or nomination form, please contact: Dr Wayne Ng - email@example.com Nomination deadline: COB 12th
MEDIA RELEASE: $6m funding boost for Victorian Cancer Biobank and ‘bench to bedside’ research
The Victorian Cancer Biobank, one of the largest cancer biobanks in Australia, has received $6 million in funding by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Cancer Agency to continue its vital work over the next three years in collecting biospecimens of cancer tissue and blood and clinical data for research studies and clinical trials, it was announced today. With more than 450,000 biospecimens, the Victorian Cancer Biobank has supported more than 300 research projects since its inception in 2006, and thanks to this funding, will continue to facilitate scientific research and
Biobanking Virtual Forum – Session Two
The VCB, alongside Gold Coast Biobank, is excited to announce the second session of the Biobanking Virtual Forum – The Business Matrix: “The National Biobanking Strategy” Biobanking has been acknowledged as a critical research infrastructure but the industry generally operating in a siloed fashion. An effort towards establishing a national biobanking strategy and forming a collaborative framework would streamline researchers access to specimens, unlimiting biobanks’ full potential to support research innovation. Join our upcoming free event to be a part of this important discussion and much more. We are honoured to have
Biobanking Virtual Forum
The VCB, alongside Gold Coast Biobank, is excited to announce and host the upcoming event Biobanking Virtual Forum – The Business Matrix. Interested in expanding your knowledge in technical, managerial, regulatory, and ethical skills to manage a biobanking business? Want to gain insights about a career path in biobanking, or want to share your experience as a biobanking expert in the industry? Join our upcoming event to discover the answers to these questions and much more. We are honoured to have Cassandra Griffin, Prof Paul Hofman, and Dr Zisis Kozladidis as the
VCB participates in the ISBER 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting
The VCB is looking forward to participating in the upcoming International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. Wayne Ng and Samantha Higgins are both involved in the meeting. Please join us! Details & registration: https://www.isber.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1163596 Educational Workshop: I See QMS From Both Sides Now: Discovering The Net Benefit of Tools to Your Biobank on Thursday, 3.30am – 6.00am AEST Roundtable Discussion: Improving Trust in Biobanking on Thursday, 9.30am – 10.15am AEST
New Specimen Catalogue Launched
We are excited to launch the new VCB Specimen Catalogue on our website. This catalogue shows real-time inventory of the Victorian Cancer Biobank tumour biospecimens and is powered by OpenSpecimen (Biobanking LIMS). We have also improved the enquiry form to better assist with researcher requests. Please feel free to provide us with feedback via our online contact form.
Dear clients, In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to provide you an update on our services. Currently the Victorian Cancer Biobank (VCB) is operating at reduced capacity as some of our team members have been seconded to assist hospitals with the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to operate, however our response and delivery times may be delayed as we attempt to cover staff shortages. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to provide updates in the coming weeks. If you have immediate questions regarding the servicing of existing
What are your views on Biobanking in Victoria?
The Victorian Cancer Biobank invites all researchers who have used, are using, or plan to use biospecimens/data or biobanking services within Victoria, Australia to contribute their views towards current biobanking practices and future development/model of biobanks in Victoria. Your feedback would be invaluable for allowing biobanks, their stakeholders and funders to understand the research demands for biobanking in Victoria. If you are interested, please complete this anonymous survey by 20th March 2020. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete. Aggregate results from the survey will be published. If you