The Gundersen Foundation BioBank was established in 2008 to collect and analyze biospecimens.
The BioBank houses biospecimens collected from over 20,000 cancer patients.
Biospecimens are available to collaborating academic scientists free of charge, and to industrial partners on a fee-for-service basis.
Two types of biospecimen are available:
Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tumor tissue
Flash-frozen, minimally ischemic tissue with patient-matched plasma and viable leukocytes
Search Current Inventory
All biospecimens are linked to de-identified pathology and clinical reports.
All biospecimen collection and dissemination protocols are approved by:
The Gundersen Human Subjects Committee / Institutional Review Board
Biopecimen collection procedures are in full compliance with:
National Cancer Institute Best Practices for Biospecimen Resources
The BioBank is a Tissue Source Site for:
The Cancer Genome Atlas program of the National Cancer Institute
The BioBank is part of:
The National Cancer Institute’s Community Cancer Centers Program
Further information is available in the following documents:
Brochure for Patients
Brochure for Professionals
Investigators requesting biospecimens are asked to complete the following forms:
Biospecimen request form
Material use agreement form
Data transfer agreement form