Brain Tumour Tissue Bank

A critical component of brain tumour research

To aid researchers, the Brain Tumour Tissue Bank provides brain tumour samples from patients and matches clinical data for neuro-oncology research conducted in Canada and around the world. The Brain Tumour Tissue Bank was founded in 1991 and is located in the London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario

Interested researchers can review the information found here and can contact the tissue bank for information about what is currently available. In order to complete a request, an application must be completed. 

"The BTTB is an outstanding and necessary resource for the Canadian Brain Tumour Community. It is only with ongoing support from the BTFC that it will continue to flourish. I will continue to use and support the BTTB on a cost recovery basis and recommend the tumour bank to other Canadian neuro-oncology researchers, especially those with few if any local options to procure brain tumour tissues."

Dr. David Eisenstat, MD, MA, FRCPC Director of Neuro-Oncology: Adult and Pediatric; CancerCare Manitoba,; Winnipeg, MB. Dr. Eisenstat is a member of the Profressional Advisory Group for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

For more information about current samples or for a quick search about what is available, please contact Marcela White at marcela.white@lhsc.on.ca.  

Learn More ...

  • Researchers can learn more here
  • Patients can learn more here

"Brain tumour tissue samples have been instrumental in most of the recent breakthroughs in brain tumour research and treatment. Quality samples are the basic building blocks of good science."
Dr. Joseph Megyesi, Neurosurgeon, London Health Sciences Centre

 

Share This

Featured Story

Doug's Adventure

I am Doug, I have brain cancer; I am told it is terminal, but the “good” kind of terminal. I can assure you that receiving that news was not as good as I think the people telling me thought it would be. But I choose never to define myself with negatives or problems so I will begin again; Hi, my name is Doug, a current defending two-time world rowing champion. That sounds better. Here is just a small summary of my adventure last year.

Learn more

Spotlight

Kathy's Volunteer Profile

Kathy shares her story of volunteering for Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada as part of National Volunteer Week. “I am proud and happy...

Learn more

Sara: Team Fight like a Girl

Sara’s brain tumour diagnosis came during Thanksgiving weekend 2014 when doctors discovered a golf-ball-sized tumour on her right...

Learn more

Upcoming Events

  • 24/Apr/2019: Toronto Support Group: Meets at Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook, Toronto, ON... Learn more >
  • 24/Apr/2019: Ottawa Support Group: Meets at the Maplesoft Centre at 1500 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON.... Learn more >
  • 25/Apr/2019: Sarnia Support Group: Meets at St. Giles Presbyterian Church,770 Lakeshore Road Sarnia, ON... Learn more >
  • 26/Apr/2019: 10th Calgary Health Care Professionals’ Symposium: Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB... Learn more >
View All Events >
Thank you to the donors whose contributions make this website and all programs, services and research possible.

Copyright © 2019 Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Charitable Registration #BN118816339RR0001