IMPAKT 2015: Company Profiles

Belgian Cancer Registry

Belgian Cancer Registry

Stichting Kankerregister - Fondation Registre du Cancer
Koningsstraat 215 bus 7 - Rue Royale 215 boîte 7
1210 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: +3222501010 / Fax: +3222501011
Email: biobank@kankerregister.org
Web: www.virtualtumourbank.be

The BVTc (Belgian Virtual Tumourbank catalogue) is a web application that aims at facilitating the search for biospecimens scattered among different institutions by collecting data from material of human tumours in one central database. The biospecimens themselves, however, remain physically located at eleven Belgian university hospital biobanks. The BVTc allows scientists to perform queries based on general, patient, medical, and technical data (but excludes identifying information to ensure privacy of individuals; > 37,000 registrations available on April 2015). The BVT-project is financed by the Belgian Ministry of Public Health (Belgian Cancer Plan initiative 27) and has been assigned to the Belgian Cancer Registry.