Driving innovation through collaboration: development of clinical annotation datasets for brain cancer biobanking
Craig Gedye, Mythily Sachchithananthan, Robyn Leonard, Rosalind L Jeffree, Michael E Buckland, David S Ziegler, Manuel B Graeber, Bryan W Day, Kerrie L McDonald, Arian Lasocki, Anna K Nowak
NEURO-ONCOLOGY PRACTICE | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020
Background: A key component of cancer research is the availability of clinical samples with appropriately annotated clinical data. Biobanks facilitate research by collecting/storing various types of clinical samples for research. Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia (BCBA) was established to facilitate the networking of brain cancer biobanking operations Australia-wide. Maximizing biospecimen utility in a networked biobanking environment requires the standardization of procedures and data across different sites. The aim of this research was to scope and develop a recommended clinical annotation dataset both for pediatric and adult brain cancer biobanks. Methods: A multidisciplinary working grou..View full abstract
BCBA was supported by grants from Cancer Council NSW, Roche Australia, Robert Connor Dawes Foundation, and The Isabella and Marcus Foundation through the Australian Communities Foundation for this work.