To aid researchers, the Brain Tumour Tissue Bank, located located in London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario, Canada has been collecting human brain tumor specimens and matching clinical data for neuro-oncology research in Canada and internationally since its establishment in 1991. A wide variety of primary and secondary brain tumors, spinal tumors, peritumors and normal brain tissues are available for molecular, protein, enzyme and immunohistochemical studies. Interested researchers can review the information provided at the website and can contact the tissue bank for information about what is currently available. In order to complete a request, an application must be completed.
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