Welcome to the Wales Cancer Bank

The Wales Cancer Bank (WCB) is a biobank that collects samples of tissue and blood from patients in Wales where cancer is a possible diagnosis. The samples are stored to form a biorepository to which researchers worldwide can apply for biosamples and/or data.

The Wales Cancer Bank is licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (licence 12107) to store human tissue for research and has ethics approval from Wales Research Ethics Committee 3 as a research tissue biobank to collect and issue biomaterials for cancer related research.