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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 - wayne.ng@cancervic.org.au Nomination deadline: COB 12th

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

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

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

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

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

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

Melanoma research gets Biobank boost Today melanoma researchers have a new resource to help them gain a greater understanding of melanomas and develop more effective treatments with the launch of a new tissue collection facility at The Alfred Hospital. Set up by the Biobank and funded by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Cancer Agency, the facility will collect tissue to provide much needed support to collaborative research projects such as the Melbourne Melanoma Project based at Peter Mac and the Victorian Melanoma Service at The Alfred. Medical Oncologist and researcher for the

An update on the Victorian Cancer Biobank Wednesday 13 March, 2013 You may have heard there are some changes happening to the central operations of the Victorian Cancer Biobank. As you know, the Victorian Cancer Biobank has been funded through the Victorian Government for the past 7 years. This longstanding support has enabled VCB to build up a substantial collection of annotated tissue samples for cancer research and to implement ‘value-added’ components, such as the construction of tissue microarrays and DNA and RNA extraction. Following this successful implementation phase, the focus of VCB