The APCB is expanding its collection in Queensland to include metastatic samples from men who have advanced prostate cancer and have donated their bodies to the Queensland University of Technology’s Body Bequest Program. A partnership has been established with this program and the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre-Qld to obtain high quality metastatic soft tissue and bone samples.
It is a unique opportunity to access metastatic samples which are difficult to obtain through other means and can only enhance the value of the APCB’s current collection.
To date four cases have been successfully consented and a wide range of tissues collected including fresh frozen and formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) soft tissue, bone (FFPE) and blood.
For more information on the program; either donating your body or accessing the samples for research please contact the QLD APCB Node Coordinator, Ms Allison Eckert, on (07) 3176 1891 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.…