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Ontario Tumour Bank Celebrates 10th Anniversary





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For Immediate Release:

September 18, 2014

(LONDON, Ontario) – The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, London Health Sciences Centre and Lawson Health Research Institute invite you to attend an event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Ontario Tumour Bank (OTB). The London Health Sciences Centre was the first collection centre established for the OTB. This is an opportunity to meet a researcher who has used OTB’s samples and to find out more about the role tumour samples play in cancer research and how they have furthered his research.


  • Dr. David Hill, Scientific Director, Lawson Health Research Institute and Integrated Vice President, Research London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London;
  • Monique Albert, Director, Ontario Tumour Bank;
  • Dr. Jeremy Parfitt, Principal Investigator, London Branch Ontario Tumour Bank;
  • Dr. Hon Leong, Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University.
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Ontario Tumour Bank - London Site
London Health Sciences Centre's London Regional Cancer Program
800 Commissioners Rd. East

Media are asked to meet at the main LRCP entrance facing Commissioners Rd.

Media availability

Speakers will be available for interview at the event.

Photo opportunity

A photo opportunity and tour of the Ontario Tumour Bank will follow the announcement.

About the Ontario Tumour Bank

The Ontario Tumour Bank provides cancer researchers with a diverse selection of high-quality biospecimens and derivatives, comprehensively annotated with de-identified clinical data. Since 2004, OTB has been making this this type of research possible by collecting and dispensing the biospecimens needed for high-impact studies. The Ontario Tumour Bank is a program of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. www.ontariotumourbank.ca

For more information please contact:

Ontario Tumour Bank/Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Christopher Needles
Manager, Strategic Communications
Email: christopher.needles@oicr.on.ca
Telephone: 416-673-8505
Mobile: 416-319-5252

Lawson Health Research Institute
Julia Capaldi
Communications Consultant
Email: Julia.capaldi@lawsonresearch.com
Telephone: 519-685-8500 ext. 75616
Mobile: 519-200-1115