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Media Release: 40,000 Victorians donate vital blood and tissue samples for lifesaving cancer research

Friday 12 April 2024
More donations are needed to help drive cancer research. 40,000 Victorians have generously provided much-needed blood and tissue samples for lifesaving cancer research.

VCB Impacts in 2023 and New website

Thursday 14 December 2023
The Victorian Cancer Biobank (VCB) has achieved above and beyond on impacting cancer research this year. We are also excited to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website.

MEDIA RELEASE: Victorian Cancer Biobank recognised for lifesaving contributions to cancer research

Monday 30 October 2023
The Victorian Cancer Biobank, one of the country’s leading biomedical research infrastructures, has been selected as a finalist of the Melbourne Awards on Knowledge and Innovation for its ongoing contributions to biotechnological developments and groundbreaking cancer research.

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ISBER 2024 Annual Meeting in Melbourne, Australia

Friday 22 September 2023
The ISBER annual meeting has been the premier event in biobanking education for over 20 years and is the only truly global event in biobanking.

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Basic Science research to discover potential cancer biomarker

Wednesday 21 December 2022
A new protein involved in breast cancer has been revealed by Dr Jeremy Drake (Victoria University) and a group of Australian and international collaborators.

Novel self-test for cancer monitoring - Tn Antigen 'blood prick' test

Wednesday 21 December 2022
Universal Biosensors, a Victorian based company, has obtained biospecimens from VCB for their international development clinical study. Their study aims to develop a handheld portable cancer biosensor for T and Tn Antigen using a “finger prick” blood test for measuring patient cancer remission and reoccurrence.

Supporting Bench to Bed Discovery – the Story of SubB2

Friday 10 December 2021
Professor Michael Jennings and his laboratory at Griffith University’s Institute of Glycomics, along with collaborators Prof James Patton and Prof A Patton at the University of Adelaide, have developed a novel technology for the early detection of various cancers including ovarian and breast cancer.


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The Victorian Cancer Biobank through the Cancer Council Victoria as Lead Agency is supported by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Cancer Agency, a business unit of the Department of Health.

RAP Victorian Cancer Biobank would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work. We would also like to pay respect to the elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.

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