On World Cancer Day (February 4th, 2021), cancer researchers at the Trinity St James’s Cancer Institute (TSJCI) held a biobank awareness event to encourage patient participation in cancer research and to highlight the vital role of patients in enhancing research and improving outcomes. The event was a free, online information seminar with talks from TSJCI clinicians and scientists and the Irish Cancer Society. The recording of the event can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/showcase/8025168 or via the live Facebook stream of the event which can be found at https://fb.watch/3yeX2r1ME0/.
Biobanks within the Trinity St James’s Cancer Institute work with other research and medical institutions. These collaborations are vital for developing new tests and treatments, thereby ensuring better outcomes for many of our patients. Dr Martin Barr #biobanking2021 #TSJCI #WorldCancerDay #IAmAndIWill #TSJCIResearch
Donating to a biobank is completely voluntary and a decision not to participate will have no impact on your clinical care. Dr Rebecca Amet #biobanking2021 #TSJCI #WorldCancerDay #IAmAndIWill #TSJCIResearch
Biobanks contain blood, tissue samples and healthcare data donated by patients that help researchers to understand diseases and to develop new treatments for cancer. Dr Sharon O’Toole #biobanking2021 #TSJCI #WorldCancerDay #IAmAndIWill #TSJCIResearch
A patient must give consent before their samples and healthcare data can be stored in a biobank. Patient identifying information is not disclosed to researchers. Instead, every sample is given a unique code. Christine Butler #biobanking2021 #research #TSJCI #WorldCancerDay #IAmAndIWill #TSJCIResearch