Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia (BCBA) is a virtual biobank hub established to provide researchers easy access to the amount, quality and type of tissue and associated data they need to accelerate both paediatric and adult translational brain cancer research.

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  • BCBA Consortium Meeting Guest Speaker - Professor Timothy Cloughesy

    August 2016

    We are delighted that international expert in brain cancer research, Prof Timothy Cloughesy, Director of the UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program will be guest speaker at the upcoming BCBA Consortium meeting. Prof Cloughesy will speak from both the UCLA and US perspective on the key elements of successful brain tumour biobanking.

  • BCBA registers for NSW Health Pathology Biobank Certification Program

    July 2016

    The NSW Biobank Certification Program aims to improve and harmonise biobanking standards through education and communication of best practices and Standard Operating Procedures. BCBA has registered for this NSW program as a virtual biobank hub and will proceed with certification when it becomes available in Spring 2016. Our member biobanks in NSW are encouraged to register separately.

    Member biobanks outside NSW are encouraged to express interest in the program by emailing nsw@biobanking.org and to register once the NSW pilot phase of the program is completed and the full program is rolled out nationally.

    For more information and to register please visit the official website http://nsw.biobanking.org/


  • BCBA Annual Consortium Group Meeting

    11 September 2016

    Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia (BCBA) will hold its annual face to face meeting of consortium members at the ASNO-COGNO Meeting 4:00-6:00pm on 11th September at the Sheraton on the Park in Sydney.

  • ASNO-COGNO Scientific Meeting 2016

    11 – 14 September 2016

    The Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO) is hosting the 13th Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology (ASNO) Meeting and the 9th COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting with the theme -
    Neuro-Oncology: is the landscape changing? The meeting is to be held at the Sheraton on the Park in Sydney.

    For more information please visit the official website http://asnocogno2016.org.au/