The Discipline of Surgery at the Lambe Institute for Translational Research is home to the NUI Galway Cancer Biobank.

What is the Cancer Biobank?

The Cancer Biobank is a collection of clinical samples vital for researchers to investigate how cancer develops, is diagnosed and treated. Download our short brochure on Why biobanks are important for research? SOP009 Cancer Biobank Brochure

What is in our Cancer Biobank?

We collect and store biological samples, e.g. blood and tissue, from consenting patients and healthy volunteers. All samples are coded before storage. Participants can withdraw from the Cancer Biobank at any time with no impact on their clinical care. 

Biobanking for Participants

Patient and Healthy Volunteer Information

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Biobanking for Researchers

Clinician and Scientist Information

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Ethical Approval 

Patients and members of the public who volunteer to donate their samples are requested to sign a Informed Consent Form. The Cancer Biobank has received ethical approval from the Galway University Hospitals' Clinical Research Ethics Committee.

Data Protection 

The Cancer Biobank works with the Data Protection Office of NUI Galway and Saolta University Health Care Group.

View our Data Protection Policies. ‌‌‌‌ 


Financial and Institutional Supporters

The Cancer Biobank is primarily financially supported by the National Breast Cancer Research Institute with additional support from partner funding agencies.