Tumor biobanks in translational medicine

- J Transl Med
Author/s: -Botti, G. -Franco, R. -Cantile, M. -Ciliberto, G. -Ascierto, P. A.
Journal: J Transl Med
Year: 2012
Volume: 10
Pages: 204

The concept of tissue banking as a “bio-repository” aimed to collection, storing and distribution of human biological material and clinical information, is emerging as a successful strategy to support clinical and translational research. In particular, Tumor Biobanks represent a key resource for diagnosis, research and experimental therapies, especially for those correlated to clinical application of a new type of medicine known as “intelligent drugs”. Biobanks are not “spontaneous” collections, but they needs an institutional organization, basically a research unit, whose effectiveness and quality can be guaranteed only if it is carefully organized according to precise and shared rules.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23031272