Patients and Healthy Volunteers - What do you want to know?

The Cancer Biobank is housed in the Lambe Institute, located on the grounds University Hospital Galway, and managed by the Discipline of Surgery.

A biobank is a collection of clinical samples vital for researchers to investigate how cancer develops, is diagnosed and treated. We collect and store biological samples, e.g. blood and tissue, from consenting patients and healthy volunteers. All samples are coded before storage. 

The Cancer Biobank is primarily financially supported by the National Breast Cancer Research Institute with additional support from partner funding agencies.

In September 2022 we hosted the inaugural BioBANC Symposium at the University of Galway. Read more here.

You will find more information on participant involvement and how we protect your data and samples at Forms and Policies.

Breast Cancer Genetics and the Biobank