Creating a new biobanking ecosystem of interlinking niches to drive breast cancer research for patient benefit

Research Catalogue

Access research projects and publications associated with the BCNTB

Analytics Hub

Query and analyse research data from both BCNTB Projects and data from large-scale publically available projects

Search BCNTB Specimens and Apply for Samples

Use the BCNTB Sample Finder to define a cohort of interest

The Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank (BCNTB) has created a biobanking ecosystem with patient benefit at its core. The components of this system are linked programmatically to ensure seamless bidirectional flow of specimen, clinical and molecular information.

The BCNTB recognises the importance of longitudinal specimen collection, dynamic clinical updates and data sharing. Providing researchers with high quality, well-annotated, specimens and the resources required to conduct molecular analyses will ensure that data of the highest calibre is generated by BCNTB projects and made available for future research projects.

Before applying for specimens, researchers are encouraged to explore the three domains available from the portal: Research Projects and Publications, the Analytics Hub and our BCNTB Specimens.

Research Projects and Publications. Researchers are able to view and query research associated with the BCNTB.

Analytics Hub. This analytics domain allows researchers to query and analyse research data generated by BCNTB projects and data from large-scale publicly available projects.

BCNTB Specimens. A Sample Finder tool allows researchers to search specimens available from the BCNTB and define specific cohorts of interest based on specimen and clinical features.

Citations and Acknowledgements

If you use the BCNTB Bioinformatics Portal in your work, please cite:

Gadaleta E, Pirrò S, Dayem Ullah AZ, Marzec J, Chelala C. BCNTB Bioinformatics: the next evolutionary step in the bioinformatics of breast cancer tissue banking. Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Jan 4;46(D1):D1055-D1061. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx913. PMID: 29136180

If you have used BCNTB specimens/data in your work, please include the following in your publication(s):

We acknowledge the role of the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank in collecting and making available the samples/data used in the generation of this publication.