Welcome to VCB Specimen Catalogue
The Victorian Cancer Biobank (VCB) has an extensive collection of human biospecimens of various tumour types, annotated with clinical data such as cancer history, treatment history, lifestyle factors, survival data. The VCB provides a complimentary de-identified Pathology report along with the biospecimens shipped.
The VCB Specimen Catalogue provides real time inventory of our tumour biospecimens and allows you to search for specific blood/tissue samples based on tumour type, tumour event type, specimen pathology status, and specimen anatomic site. The catalogue provides an indication of the cohort size available in the VCB inventory, the actual number of cases suitable for your needs will need to be confirmed by the VCB Project Manager. To further discuss your biospecimen request, please select the cohort you are interested in and submit the enquiry form attached to the catalogue.
How to use Specimen Catalogue:
- Select search criteria: Click on > in the relevant filters. Tick to select the value or type in Search Filter Value. Filters selected can be removed by clicking on X next to the filter name or untick the specific value from the filter.
- Add cohort of interest to enquiry cart: Click on the cohort of interest in the search results and click + Add to Cart.
- Review specimens: Click on Cart, then click Confirm Request to go to the enquiry form. It is not necessary to complete details in this page.
- Submit request: Please complete the enquiry form and click Submit Request
Once the enquiry form is submitted, the VCB Project Manager will review your request and respond to you within 48 hours. All biospecimen requests will need to follow the VCB application and approval process.
For general enquiries, feedback or issues with the specimen catalogue, please contact us via our online form.