The Christchurch Tissue Bank to support cancer research.

  title={The Christchurch Tissue Bank to support cancer research.},
  author={Helen R. Morrin and Sarah P Gunningham and Margaret Currie and Gabi Ursula Dachs and Stephen B. Fox and Bridget Robinson},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  volume={118 1225},
AIM To report on the development of a central resource of consented cancer tissues for researchers to use for ethically approved projects, and to describe the banking process. METHODS The development of tissue banking in Christchurch, New Zealand is described, including the number and main types of samples collected. The consent forms have evolved with several new donor options added between 1996 and 2004. Since June 2004, disposal of tissues by a karakia (blessing) has been offered… CONTINUE READING