The MCRC Biobank

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The MCRC Biobank is fundamental to our vision of creating a future free from the burden of cancer. As a fully licensed biobank capable of collecting, processing and storing human tissue samples, it provides an essential service to scientists seeking to perform research containing tumour samples. Discover more about the services provided by the MCRC Biobank.

About the MCRC Biobank

Established in 2008, the MCRC Biobank has transformed the way biological samples are collected and supplied for ground-breaking cancer research projects within the Manchester Cancer Research Centre and beyond.

Accessing the MCRC Biobank

The MCRC Biobank is licensed by the Human Tissue Authority and has been ethically approved as a research tissue bank by the South Manchester Research Ethics Committee.

Information for Patients

Find out more about the sample biobanking process.

Human Tissue Governance

In addition to collecting samples for research, the MCRC Biobank also houses the Human Tissue Governance Team who look after all the regulatory compliance for use of human tissue in research.

Contact the MCRC Biobank

Contact the Biobank to find out more information.

Academic Oncologic Pathology

To realise the potential of personalised healthcare for all, we need to be able to routinely analyse samples from patients and analyse the molecular features of tumours.