Ocular Oncology Biobank (OOB)
The University of Liverpool, Ocular Oncology Biobank (OOB) is a resource of tissue and blood samples donated by patients with eye cancer who have provided their consent for use in research. The OOB provides a simple and efficient way to collect and store samples according to regulatory requirements and it ensures that a high quality resource from patients with rare ocular tumours is available to researchers; from which they can draw substantial linked collections of material and associated clinical data.
The OOB operates under HTA Licence 12020 and HRA REC 16/NW/0380
The Biobank is closely associated with the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre, one of only three specialist centres for patients with eye cancer in England. This ensures that patients with rare conditions such as ocular tumours are given the highest possible standard of care by an experienced specialist team.
Samples are used for research studies, which may contribute to increasing the knowledge and understanding of eye cancer in order to improve treatment, and ultimately patient care. Currently supported studies within the LOORG include:
If you would like more information about the OOB then please contact the biosample custodian:
Dr Helen Kalirai
Liverpool Ocular Oncology Research Group
Department of Molecular and Clinical Cancer Medicine
University of Liverpool
Tel: 0151 794 9117