UCCH Biobank

cryo box and sample tubes

The biosample collection (‘Biobank’) at the University Cancer Centre Hamburg (UCCH) supports research in oncology at the UKE. On the one hand, it is a so-called information hub that provides centralised information on available biosamples at the site (mainly material from patients with cancer) and, on the other hand, it also provides biosamples and associated data of the highest quality for research projects. The UCCH Biobank also offers researchers services such as project planning, sample logistics and processing. These processes are standardised and audited. The UCCH Biobank's SOPs are available on the intranet in the QM manual.

Sample requests should be submitted to UCCH-Biobank . Questions concerning biobanking at UCCH and UKE can be addressed to the UCCH Biobank Coordinator:

Dr. Britta Fritzsche

+49 (0) 40 7410 - 51844 b.fritzsche@uke.de

Research Data Management and Clinical Cancer Registry

The main tasks of the UCCH Clinical Cancer registry (CCR) are the quality-assured documentation for internal and external review processes and certifications, the continuous reporting of data to the 'Hamburg Cancer Registry' and the documentation of research data as well as the provision of data for scientific projects.

The CCR is based on the “Gießener Tumordokumentationssystem” (GTDS) IT system providing a defined standard data set including diagnosis, treatment, disease course as well as ITB recommendations and follow-up information.

Under the following link you will find details and forms how to access research data from UCCH: UCCH data for research (only UKE Intranet).

For further information please contact UCCH Research Data

Biobanking Networks

Together with three other UKE biobanks, the UCCH-Biobank is active in the so-called GBN (German Biobanking Node) and provides researchers in Hamburg with optimal conditions for stronger networking and exchange at both national and European level. In addition to the UCCH, the biobank of the population-based Hamburg City Health Study ( HCHS ), the Hamburg Patient Information System Multiple Sclerosis Biobank ( HAPIMS ) and the biobank of the Clinical Cohort Studies (CCS) at the University Heart and Vascular Centre are currently participating in the national network.

On the GBN website you can search for biospecimens and related data via the so-called "Sample Locator" and the "German Biobank Directory", but you can also download manuals or find out about current events in the field of biobanking.

Details concerning the centralized services for biobanking and other non-oncological UKE-biobanks are listed below:

The German National Kohort (GNC) study center Hamburg . Details how to receive data for research projects (only UKE-Intranet).

Vice Deanery for Research (only German website)

UKE Reserach-IT Buisness Unit (only UKE-Intranet)

Further Information