Cancer oriented biobanks: A comprehensive review

  • Shankargouda Patil Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, Division of Oral Pathology, College of Dentistry, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
  • Barnali Majumdar Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India.
  • Kamran Habib Awan College of Dental Medicine, Roseman University of Health Sciences, South Jordan, UT, United States.
  • Gargi S. Sarode Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Maharashtra, India.
  • Sachin C. Sarode | Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Maharashtra, India.
  • Amol R. Gadbail Department of Dentistry, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
  • Shailesh Gondivkar Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.


Biobanks provide a platform for innovative biomedical research and has improvised translational and personalized medicine to a great extent. Time 2009 published 10 ideas changing the world right now with biobanks on the list emphasizing its role in discovery and development of new therapeutic drugs. They form the cornerstone, providing resources for future investigations and biomarker discovery to understand the effects of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors on human morbidity, mortality and health. The aim of this review paper is to understand the role of biobanking in cancer research, the challenges faced and strategies to overcome these, for long term and sustainable research in the field of oncology.



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Patil, S., Majumdar, B., Awan, K. H., Sarode, G. S., Sarode, S. C., Gadbail, A. R., & Gondivkar, S. (2018). Cancer oriented biobanks: A comprehensive review. Oncology Reviews, 12(1).

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