Patient data and tissue samples – benefits, barriers and concerns

On the 9th May The Centre co-hosted the workshop “Patient data and tissue samples – benefits, barriers and concerns” along with Use MY Data, Independent Cancer Patient’s Voice (ICPV) and the NCRI’s Cellular & Molecular Pathology (CM-Path) initiative. The event was a good opportunity to delve into the issues associated with tissue sample and data[…]

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UK Biobanking Showcase 2016

The Centre’s annual meeting was held on the 16th November at the Oval in London. UK Biobanking Showcase was a unique opportunity to bring together all stakeholders in the field. The day kicked off with a brief introductory video on the centre; Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor at The University of Nottingham then opened the[…]


Meet the Speaker: Peter McIntyre

Peter McIntyre has been a journalist since 1970, covering finance, industry, crime, and social issues before finding his home as a health correspondent. He now writes for Cancer World the journal published by the European School of Oncology, focusing on the patient view of treatment, care and quality of life. He works with European journalists to improve their coverage of cancer issues and has trained cancer specialists to work more effectively with the media. Peter also specialises in development issues and has written for UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and more recently about the innovative BRAC water and sanitation programme in Bangladesh.


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Working together: Collaboration in the cancer biobanking landscape

On the 17th October the Centre attended the Confederation of Cancer Biobanks (CCB) and CM-Path’s joint meeting “Working together: Collaboration in the cancer biobanking landscape”. The day was a great opportunity to bring together colleagues from throughout the UK to discuss the challenges and opportunities currently developing in the Cancer landscape. The Confederation of Cancer[…]


Meet the Speaker: Dr Penny Wilson

Penny is Precision Medicine Lead at Innovate UK and will be presenting in the Research perspectives session.

As part of Innovate UK’s Health & Life Sciences Sector, Penny oversees the organisation’s precision medicine activities and played an integral part in establishing the Precision Medicine Catapult. Penny also led the organisation’s infectious disease programme, which aimed to reduce the morbidity, mortality and economic burden due to infectious diseases in humans and animals.


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Annual Meeting Registration Now Open!

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre’s Annual meeting will be held at The Oval, London on the 16th November. UK Biobanking Showcase will be a chance to celebrate Biobanking in the UK. On the day, we’ll showcase the range of exciting biobanking capabilities in the UK. There’ll be debates, discussion panels, workshops and lots[…]

Centre at the UK Biobank Annual meeting

On the 13th June the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre attended the first annual meeting of UK Biobank. UK Biobank is one of the larger Biobanks in the UK with 500,000 participants enrolled. The event coincided with the 10 year anniversary of the UK Biobank and celebrated the various achievements of the initiative. The[…]