The issues with tissues


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Mairead MacKenzie1
1Independent Cancer Patients' Voice, London, UK

Abstract

Independent Cancer Patients' Voice (ICPV) invites professional and lay delegates, who are interested in the donation, collection and use of human tissue in cancer research, to join us to discuss current and potential needs for this tissue and possible barriers to successful cancer biobanking.

Presentations about aspects of tissue use in Europe and UK and the importance of lay involvement will be followed by a lively discussion when audience participation will be actively encouraged. The aim is to illustrate what tissue is needed, show the value of lay involvement and help reduce unnecessary barriers to effective cancer biobanking.