Brain Tumor Ireland Bio-bank

Brain Tumour Ireland Biobank (BTB) was founded in 2016 by the Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, RCSI (Prof Jochen Prehn), the Neuropathology Department, Beaumont Hospital (Dr Alan Beausang, Dr Jane Cryan and Dr Francesca Brett), and the Neurosurgery Department, Beaumont Hospital (Mr Stephen McNally), with additional financial support of Brain Tumour Ireland (BTI; main funder) and the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience (IICN, equipment support funder)

Context including Goals:

With the support from Brain Tumour Ireland, the RCSI Department of Physiology and Medical Physics, and the RCSI Centre for Systems Medicine (CSM) along with the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neuropathology in Beaumont Hospital established a brain tumour biobank in RCSI and Beaumont Hospital to develop novel biomarkers and treatments for brain tumour patients. Patients undergoing brain tumour surgery have been given the opportunity to consent to have their tissue included in the biobank. This collaboration will enable RCSI and Beaumont Hospital investigators, as well as other national and international investigators to research brain tumours, develop novel biomarker and develop novel therapies for the treatment of brain tumours.

Brain Tumour Ireland is delighted to support RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) in the establishment of its brain tumor bio- bank, which will encourage research aimed at individualized treatments and increasing survival rates for brain tumour patients. By collecting brain tumour cells from patients, the biobank will enable new and targeted therapies for brain tumours to be examined. Only patients who consent can have their tissue used in the biobank, and only tissue surplus to diagnostic requirements can be biobanked.

Application Procedures:

If you are interested in submitting an application to participate in the Brain Tumor Bio-bank as a Principal Investigator, please read the information Booklet below on the Procedures involved in submitting an Application.

more information in the link below:

Please see link below for the Application form

If you are interested in applying please contact

Dr Helena Bonner (hbonner@rcsi.com) CSM Liaison Officer, RCSI

or

Dr Isabela Aparicio (isabelaaerriu@rcsi.ie), Programme Manager for more information