[Crucial role of patients in biobanking: national and international examples].

@article{Valk2011CrucialRO,
  title={[Crucial role of patients in biobanking: national and international examples].},
  author={Tessa van der Valk and Cees Smit},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
  year={2011},
  volume={155},
  pages={A2968}
}
Biobanks are important for biomedical research into human diseases. Research physicians are often in need of human tissue and cells to conduct their research. However, they are often faced with the challenge of obtaining samples from a sufficient number of patients. Collaborating with patient organizations--especially for rare diseases--can lead to… CONTINUE READING