Quality Matters! Melbourne welcomes the visit of Clare Allocca, quality expert, from USA
On 2nd March, 2023, the Victorian Cancer Biobank (VCB) was proud to collaborate with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute to co-host a seminar “Biobanking Quality: Exploring ISO20387 Accreditation pathways using a global perspective”. The local networking event brought together 25+ quality and biobanking leaders from across four Victorian-based biobanking groups to explore and discuss emerging gold-standard quality practices in biobanking. VCB was represented by various representatives from our VCB Strategic Advisory Group, VCB Management Operations Group and Victorian Cancer Agency. Inspired by a visiting special guest speaker Clare Allocca, Senior Advisor
Australian Cancer Plan
The Victorian Cancer Biobank welcomes the Draft Australian Cancer Plan and are providing our position statement towards the plan. We believe biobanking infrastructure like ours play a significant part in contributing to the Objective 4: establishing strong and dynamic foundations in cancer control through research innovative technology and data. Please read our full position statement below.
Key Achievements for FY2021-22
With 2022 coming to an end, it is with great pride that we are reporting another successful year in supporting cancer research in Victoria, Australia and globally. We would like to thank the continued support of the community and the ongoing efforts of researchers in the journey to improve cancer outcomes. Please find our annual report of key achievements and some successful case studies relating to our contributions. View our Annual Key Achievements in FY 2021-22 here.
VCB 2022 End of Year Tissue Bank Site Closures
On behalf of the VCB consortium, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are also reminding you to kindly note on our site closures during this festive season. We look forward to working with you in the New Year. Austin Health: Closed 26th Dec 2022 to 2nd Jan 2023 Eastern Health: Closed 26th, 27th Dec 2022 and 2nd Jan 2023 Melbourne Health: Closed 22nd Dec 2022 to 2nd Jan 2023 Monash Health: Closed 26th Dec 2022 to 2nd Jan 2023 Peter Mac: Closed 23rd Dec 2022 from
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