Presenter: Shonali Paul, COO at CloudLIMS
Venue: ISBER 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, Shanghai, China
Abstract: Biorepositories are a key resource for large scale genomic and proteomic-based cancer research. The Biorepository at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center (RGCIRC) is crucial for meeting the needs of researchers focusing on cancer research [Figure 1]. RGCIRC has collected and stored over 10,000 biospecimens across various cancer types such as breast, kidney, ovary, gallbladder, head and neck, gastrointestinal and prostate cancers from over 3500 donors [Table 1]. They provide a variety of clinically annotated samples including tumor tissue, adjacent normal tissue from surgical resection specimens, associated blood and their processed derivatives (buffy coat, serum, plasma) to researchers based in India as well as overseas.