An oral cancer biobank initiative: a platform for multidisciplinary research in a developing country

  title={An oral cancer biobank initiative: a platform for multidisciplinary research in a developing country},
  author={Rosnah Binti Zain and Vimmitra Athirajan and Wan Maria Nabillah Ghani and Ishak Abdul Razak and Raja Jalaludin Raja Latifah and Siti Mazlipah Binti Ismail and Atiya Abdul Sallam and Anita Zarina Bustam and Zainal Ariff Abdul Rahman and Adam Hussien and Norain Abu Talib and Sok Ching Cheong and Amin Jallaludin},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Banking},
Identification of diagnostic markers for early detection and development of novel and therapeutic agents for effective patient management are the main motivation for cancer research. Biological specimens from large cohort and case-control studies which are crucial in providing successful research outcomes are often the limiting factor that hinders research efforts, especially in developing countries. Therefore, the Malaysian Oral Cancer Database and Tissue Bank System (MOCDTBS) were established… CONTINUE READING

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