Are we ready for translational research based on material and data from the Danish CancerBiobank and can we gain new knowledge from biobank registration?

Estrid V S Høgdall*, Ib Jarle Christensen, Claus Høgdall

*Corresponding author for this work

Abstract

Bio-and GenomeBank, Denmark (RBGB) is a nationwide infra-structure. Danish CancerBiobank (DCB) is a biobank in RBGB. The aim is to describe the degree of biological material collected and stored in DCB for patients diagnosed with primary ovarian cancer registered in The Danish Gynecologic Cancer Database (DGCD). Furthermore, to investigate the concordance between predicted organ of disease registered in RBGB at time of sampling (presumed diagnosis) with final diagnosis for patient. Data extraction from DGCD and DCB. Biological materials are present for 1.347 (62%) of 2.172 patients with primary ovarian cancer (OC). The median age of OC patients were 68 years (range: 18-90 years). Median age of patients with biological material in DCB was 67 years and for patients without biological material in DCB 69 years (p ≤ 0.0001). The histological subtypes for the 1347 OC patients with biological material were 911 (68%) serous adenocarcinoma, 97 (7%) endometrioid adenocarcinoma, 80 (6%) mucinous adenocarcinoma, 58 (4%) clear cell carcinoma, and for 201 (15%) no information were registered. For 327 patients (24%), the presumed diagnosis was hematological with a final diagnosis of OC. Using clinical data and biological material including pre-analytical data regarding the biological material the possibility for translational research is optimal. Furthermore, information registered through daily working procedures may propose the need for additional biomarkers to aid clinicians to stratify patients to treatment in correct fast-track packages.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAPMIS - Journal of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Volume131
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)536-542
Number of pages7
ISSN0903-4641
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2023

Keywords

  • Adenocarcinoma, Clear Cell
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Biological Specimen Banks
  • Denmark
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Ovarian Neoplasms/diagnosis
  • Translational Research, Biomedical
  • Young Adult
  • ovarian cancer
  • Danish Gynecologic Cancer Database
  • biological material
  • Dansk CancerBiobank
  • Bio- and GenomeBank

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