Ottawa Hematology BioBank
Founded in 2009, The Ottawa Hospital’s Hematology BioBank stores tissue samples from patients seen in the Division of Hematology for a variety of conditions. Samples collected include: peripheral blood (buffy coat and plasma), buccal swab and bone marrow. The samples are processed, bar code-labeled (de-identified) and stored in vapour-phase liquid nitrogen at the Biorepository, Civic Campus, of The Ottawa Hospital.
All BioBank samples are available for purchase with the provision of an REB approved protocol (OHSN-REB). Samples are provided with a database including demographic, clinical and treatment details. Researchers within The Ottawa hospital have the option for fresh samples to be delivered to their lab for testing. Frozen samples can be shipped across Canada.
We encourage requests for sample types and conditions not currently stored to be made with the coordinator. Prospective sample collection is available to researchers year-round.
Please contact the coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org for a detailed quote.
A summary of the inventory as of August 2018 by donor and type
|Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
|Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
|Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
|Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
|Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- The role of PCL2 in regulating gene expression and proliferation in-vitro. Principle Investigators: Dr. Stanford & Dr. Sabloff, The Ottawa Hospital
- Investigation of the role of bone marrow for the development of novel long lasting natural killer cells expanded during cytomegalovirus infection. Principle Investigators: Dr. Lee & Dr. Cowan, The Ottawa Hospital
- Capacity building for immunotherapy in Ottawa. Principle Investigator: Dr. Kekre, The Ottawa Hospital
- Feasibility and validation study of the LSC17 score in Acute Myeloid Leukemia patients. Principle Investigator: Dr. Steven Chan, UHN
- Maganti HB, Jrade H, Cafariello C, Manias Rothberg JL, Porter CJ, Yockell-Lelièvre J et al. Targeting the MTF2-MDM2 axis sensitizes refractory acute myeloid leukemia to chemotherapy. Cancer Discov 2018; : CD-17-0841.
- Boyd AL, Reid JC, Salci KR, Aslostovar L, Benoit YD, Shapovalova Z et al. Acute myeloid leukaemia disrupts endogenous myelo-erythropoiesis by compromising the adipocyte bone marrow niche. Nat Cell Biol 2017; 19: 1336–1347.
- Chandran P, Le Y, Li Y, Sabloff M, Mehic J, Rosu-Myles M et al. Mesenchymal stromal cells from patients with acute myeloid leukemia have altered capacity to expand differentiated hematopoietic progenitors. Leuk Res 2015; 39: 486–493.
- Le Y, Fraineau S, Chandran P, Sabloff M, Brand M, Lavoie JR et al. Adipogenic Mesenchymal Stromal Cells from Bone Marrow and Their Hematopoietic Supportive Role: Towards Understanding the Permissive Marrow Microenvironment in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Stem Cell Rev Reports 2016; 12: 235–244.
- Chmara J, Browning JWL, Atkins H, Sabloff M, McKay BC. Rapid Decrease in KRT14 and TP53 mRNA Expression in the Buccal Mucosa of Patients Receiving Total-Body Irradiation for Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation. Radiat Res 2018; 189: 213–218.