Princess Margaret Cancer Biobank

Princess Margaret Cancer Biobank (PMCB) is an academic biobanking program that offers a multitude of biobanking services and a diverse inventory of biospecimens for the purpose of driving research and innovation in the field of Oncology.

Digital Pathology

Tissue microarray (TMA) construction and quantitative image analysis of TMA sections, Laser capture microdissection (LCM), digital slide scanning, and pathological/clinical analysis for various tumor sites is available upon request.

Storage and Shipping

PMCB offers short-term and long-term storage of biospecimens, with different temperature control environments, to ensure premium quality and longevity of the biospecimens.

Our Services

Princess Margaret Cancer Biobank offers prospective protocol specific banking tailored to your research needs, including patient eligibility, screening, consenting, biospecimen procurement, handling, and processing, clinical data annotation, short and long-term sample storage, and shipping.


High-quality human biospecimen samples from consented participants, are available for both retrospective and prospective research studies. These include: fresh, frozen and formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue, compartmentalized blood components such as serum, plasma, whole blood, and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs),as well as other biofluids, such as saliva, urine, stool and body cavity fluid(s).


We offer prospective protocol-specific banking tailored to your research needs, including patient eligibility screening, consenting, biospecimen collecting, biospecimen handling, biospecimen processing, clinical data annotation and long-term sample storage services and shipping.