Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center (RGCI&RC) has established a world class biorepository to meet the needs of scientific community focused on cancer and allied research. We offer biospecimens to investigators in RGCI&RC and other institutes to accelerate research into cancer. The biorepository collects a wide variety of tumor tissue as well as adjacent normal tissue from surgical resections done at RGCI & RC. Tissue associated buffy coat, serum and plasma are also collected. Investigators can request tissue(s), associated buffy coat, serum and plasma from the biorepository with an approved institutional letter.
We are committed to use donated sample in research in such a manner that respect the rights of participants and meet the ethical and legal obligations. Patients are presented with a consent form which requests them to donate tissue and blood. Tissue samples are collected fresh, typically within 25 minutes of surgical resection and classified grossly by the Pathology Department. The samples are then frozen in cryovials and stored at -180°C. Blood is collected in K2EDTA (purple top) Vacutainers and centrifuged to isolate plasma and buffy coat which are also stored at -180°C.
We also bank various biospecimens from any type of cancer, in a manner suggested by the concerned investigator/researcher.