The Australian Prostate Cancer BioResource (APCB) is a federated tissue bank comprised of four nodes located in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. It is a “not for profit” tissue bank, funded jointly by the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA). It provides services for Australian and international clinicians and researchers to investigate prostate cancer.
The donation of biological samples such as tissue and bloods for research is of fundamental importance to further our understanding of the causes of prostate disease including prostate cancer and to develop more effective diagnostic tools and treatments.
The research-based BioResource has been established to provide a service to medical science. Its purpose is to support medical research into the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
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