The Tissue Bank currently contains a vast range of tissues both normal and abnormal samples including:
|Breast||DCIS and invasive carcinoma|
|Gynaecological||Endometriosis, ovaries, tubes, uterus, peritoneum, cervix, cancerous and normal|
|Soft Tissue & Bone||Chondrosarcoma, Osteosarcoma, Spindle Cell Sarcoma, Serous sarcomas|
|Urology||Prostate and renal|
|Other||Lymphoma, Hepatic Cancer, BCC, SCC|
The Ventyx WRI Tissue Bank collects and curates a diverse range of specimen types.
Tissue with matching blood samples and clinical data are donated by consenting patients during the course of their treatment at The Wesley Hospital. Since its establishment, the Tissue Bank has developed a network of participating surgeons who work with Tissue Bank staff in the procurement of tissue samples.
Consequently, the collection continues to expand rapidly, both in its number and diversity of tissue samples, and in addition is able to prospectively collect on behalf of collaborative partners.
Sample Count: Approx 24 000
Patient Count: Approx 1 200
(Specimen count as of September 2011)
Current Sample Types
- Clinical data
- Normal/abnormal/cancerous tissue
- Guthrie cards
- FFPE blocks
- H&E slides
- Whole Blood
- Blood Pellet
- Buffy coat with/without DMSO
Researchers who are a part of an ethically and scientifically valid research project can request samples from the Ventyx WRI Tissue Bank. By utilising the Tissue Bank, researchers save valuable time and funds which otherwise would be spent on sourcing samples.
A full range of clinically annotated cancer/abnormal tissue and matching blood samples for use in medical research projects are available. These biospecimens collected fall under two categories:
- General Collection – material collected by the Tissue Bank is available to all applicants.
- Prospective Collection – material collected by the Tissue Bank is available for a particular research study.
Please note: All applications must meet the ethical and scientific guidelines set by the Tissue Bank Committee.
If you wish to apply for samples or require any additional information please contact the Ventyx WRI Tissue Bank Manager on (07) 3721 1519 or email email@example.com for more information.
- Australian Prostate Cancer BioResource
- Envoi Pathology
- Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation – QUT
- Queensland Institute of Medical Research
- Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology
- University of Queensland – UQ
We currently have seven projects running:
- Breast (1)
- Gastrointestinal (1)
- Gynaecological (4)
- Urology (1)
Project: Molecular profiling of sarcomas to enable clinical prediction and elucidate molecular pathogenesis
Tissue Requested: Sarcomas
Investigator: A/Prof David Thomas
Institution: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VIC
Project: Pulmonary arterial hypertension
Tissue Requested: Serum
Investigator: Dr John Feenstra
Institution: The Wesley Hospital
Project: A potential marker and drug target for colorectal cancer
Tissue Requested: Pre and post-op serum matched to colorectal tumours; Normal control Serum, Formalin fixed tissue with slides
Investigators: Dr John Lumley, Dr John Hooper & Dr Brian Meade
Institutions: The Wesley Hospital, Queensland University of Technology
Project: The Australian Prostate Cancer Bio-Resource
Tissue Requested: Prostate
Institution: Multi-centred project
Project: Causes of infertility in couples
Tissue Requested: Assistance in the collection and storage of samples at sub-zero temperatures
Institutions: Wesley Monash IVF, Queensland University of Technology