Donating Tissue for Research
Childhood cancers are rare. Donating tissue is vital for researchers looking at the biology of cancers. Any patient wishing to contribute to this important research should be given the opportunity to do so.
The CCLG Tissue Bank has information leaflets for parents and children of different ages to read and decide if they would like to consent for any surplus tissue to be saved for research. Tissue samples that are taken will be transferred to the Central Bank in Newcastle and coded so patients cannot be identified. Details about these samples are sent to the CCLG Coordinating Centre in Leicester where the Tissue Bank team maintain a secure database.
Samples will be sent to researchers following approval by a team of scientists who approve research which they feel will advance the understanding and treatment of childhood cancers.
For more information about donating tissue to the CCLG Tissue Bank and results from a current biological studies click below
Tissue Bank - Parent/Guardian and Patient Information Leaflets
Update on a current biological study - Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacogenetics of Anticancer Drugs
For more information, please read Donating your child's tissue (article published in Contact magazine, Winter 2011)