What we offer | Tissue Bank

The UK's first ever national breast cancer tissue bank

Temporary suspension

In light of the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank is currently suspended. The Tissue Bank will be suspended for a period of 4 weeks from 17 March 2020, however this date will be regularly reviewed as further information and government advice is issued.


During this time we will continue to take enquiries regarding any future requests so please contact us if you have any questions.


What we do

The Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank provides high-quality, ethically-collected biomaterials and data from breast cancer patients and individuals without breast cancer.

The Tissue Bank was developed in response to our first gap analysis of breast cancer research1, which identified that the main barrier to progress was a shortage of good-quality tissue. The Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank provides the breadth of materials needed for breast cancer research, ranging from serum samples, through frozen and fixed tissue samples to isolated breast cell populations.

1. Thompson A, Brennan K, Cox A, Gee J, Harcourt D, Harris A, Harvie M, Holen I, Howell A, Nicholson R, Steel M, Streuli C. Evaluation of the current knowledge limitations in breast cancer research: a gap analysis. Breast Cancer Research 2008;10(2):R26.

The Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank is supported by

Tickled Pink     Asda    Walk the Walk