Mission of the
Respond to an urgent clinical need by providing biospecimens and data of the highest quality and scientific value to better understand prostate cancer, diagnose it earlier and treat patients in a precise and targeted way.
Our participants –
Thank you for your gift of self
At the time of its creation in 2007, the PROCURE Biobank’s first objective was to recruit 2,000 participants for its project, a goal achieved as early as 2012! For the past 10 years, the Biobank has been home to thousands of biospecimens including tumor and normal tissues collected during prostatectomy, blood and urine collected during during the participants’ medical follow-up visits and as well as clinical, pathological and socio-demographic data.
These donations are invaluable to the scientific and medical community. This is why the PROCURE Biobank wishes to thank the 2,000 patients who have generously accepted to participate in the project.
The goal of the PROCURE Biobank is to provide researchers with biospecimens and data of the highest quality, with the aim of advancing prostate cancer research and improving the quality of care provided to men affected by this cancer. All spheres of biomedical research will benefit, both for the identification of biomarkers in the blood, urine or tumors themselves and the identification of genetic, environmental and other risk factors, and for the development of targeted treatments.
Thanks to the 2,000 participants who have already agreed to collaborate in the Biobank project, as well as the physicians and teams in place at the Quebec University Health centres, the Biobank has accumulated thousands of biospecimens, as well as clinical and socio-demographic data on patients with prostate cancer. These biospecimens and data already contribute to advancing science on this cancer, particularly in the areas of identifying new risk factors, refining screening and diagnostic methods, improving treatments and slowing the progression of the disease.