Cost-effective organization of an institutional human cancer biobank in a clinical setting: CRO-Biobank experience toward harmonization

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Abstract

This report describes the organization of the Biobank of the CRO Aviano National Cancer Institute, Aviano (CRO- Biobank), Italy, implemented as a structured facility dedicated to collecting human biological samples. It describes a particular disease-specific biobank and the integration of a research biobank in a clinical setting. The CRO-Biobank's mission is rooted in supporting and implementing cancer research, with its main focus on optimizing technical and quality processes, while also investigating ethical, legal and IT topics.The CRO-Biobank has implemented processes aimed at guaranteeing the safety of the providers, protecting patient privacy and ensuring both the traceability and quality of its samples. Our 8 years of experience allow us to offer insights and useful suggestions that may solve theoretical and practical issues that can arise when starting up new biobanks or developing existing biobanks further.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e243-e251
JournalInternational Journal of Biological Markers
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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