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Biotherapy
Tumor Bank

Cryopreservation of tumor tissue gives you an opportunity for using the most modern personalized anti-cancer treatments and keeps open your options for the future treatments.

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Cryopreservation of tumor tissue gives you an opportunity for using the most modern personalized anti-cancer treatments and keeps open your options for the future treatments.

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Cancer Tumor

Cryopreservation of tumor tissue gives you an opportunity for using the most modern personalized anti-cancer treatments and keeps open your options for the future treatments. (Read more…)

Storing a tumor

We don't just
store the tumors

As a part of the treatment process, prepare personalized anti-cancer vaccines, for induction of an immune response against a patient’s cancer cells. (Learn more…)

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Cancer Treatments

Missing the opportunity to keep tumor tissue cryopreserved is likely to result in future frustration of patients in need not being aware of the loss of a potentially important therapeutic tool

Available Types of Anti-Cancer Vaccines Anti-cancer

Coley’s toxin vaccines

Coley’s toxin is a mix of bacterial toxins filtered from dead bacteria. It was discovered by Dr William B. Coley, who is in many ways the grandfather of immunotherapy (Read more…).

Oncolytic virus vaccines

Mixing cancer tissue extracts with a harmless oncolytic virus, aiming for activation of an immune response against cancer antigens “decorated” with viral antigens (Read more…).

Anti-cancer vaccines

Anti-cancer vaccines are a form of immunotherapy: they are intended to activate a patient’s adaptive immune responses to fight cancer cells (Read more…).

Why to Preserve a Tumor? Our Expert

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How to Cryopreserve Tumor Tissue? Cryopreservate

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The surgeon should be notified ahead of time to keep as much tumor tissue as he can

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The tumor tissue should be placed inside a well-sealed 2-ml or 5-ml sterile tube suitable for cryopreservation or a standard 50-ml tube with a small amount of saline to prevent drying of the tissue.

Anti-Cancer Vaccines

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At the Biotherapy Tumor Bank, the tumor will remain ready for the preparation of anti-cancer vaccines as soon as indicated, preferably at the stage of minimal residual disease.

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At the Biotherapy Tumor Bank, the tumor will be kept cryopreserved at – 80°C or – 196°C for an unlimited period of time until treatment will be indicated.

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The tubes containing the tumor tissue should be kept frozen at all times, and placed into a – 80°C refrigerator or liquid nitrogen refrigeration at – 196°C until used. Ideally, they should be sent to our tissue bank on dry ice (-70°C) with a professional courier service for long-term cryopreservation.

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01.

The surgeon should be notified ahead of time to keep as much tumor tissue as he can

02.

The tumor tissue should be placed inside a well-sealed 2-ml or 5-ml sterile tube suitable for cryopreservation or a standard 50-ml tube with a small amount of saline to prevent drying of the tissue.

03.

The tubes containing the tumor tissue should be kept frozen at all times, and placed into a – 80°C refrigerator or liquid nitrogen refrigeration at – 196°C until used. Ideally, they should be sent to our tissue bank on dry ice (-70°C) with a professional courier service for long-term cryopreservation.

04.

At the Biotherapy Tumor Bank, the tumor will be kept cryopreserved at – 80°C or – 196°C for an unlimited period of time until treatment will be indicated.

05.

At the Biotherapy Tumor Bank, the tumor will remain ready for the preparation of anti-cancer vaccines as soon as indicated, preferably at the stage of minimal residual disease.

Anti-Cancer Vaccines

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FAQ

FAQ

Why is it recommended to cryopreserve tumor tissue?

Cryopreserving a tumor sample at ultra-cold temperature ensures it stays as close as “fresh” as possible. This keeps all the information stored in the tumor’s DNA intact. 

If standard anti-cancer treatments (such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy) fail, the cryopreserved tumor sample can help us prepare a customized anti-cancer vaccine. This will teach your immune system to recognize the DNA in your tumor as “non-self” and aggressively fight it as it would fight an infection.

What if a tumor is unavailable or cannot be obtained?

Many methods can be used for anti-cancer immunotherapy, and some do not require live tumor tissue. However, anti-cancer vaccines are one of the least invasive and safest immunotherapy options. Without fresh or cryopreserved tumor tissue, it is not possible to prepare a customized vaccine.

Is tumor cryopreservation right for me?

It is impossible to know from the start whether cancer will become recurrent or if it will metastasize. Most cancers respond well to conventional treatments. When they don’t, additional rounds of chemotherapy or radiotherapy are mainly ineffective in eliminating cancer to the last cell.

When a patient is first diagnosed with cancer, we all expect advanced treatments like immunotherapy won’t be necessary. If they do, having a tumor sample stored in a tumor bank can make a massive difference in the range of treatments available.

I would like to store my tumor. What are the steps?

Contact us using the form below. One of our team members will contact you and schedule a video call with you and your attending physician. During this call, we will explain the necessary procedure to reserve a tumor sample during a biopsy, store it, and send it to our tumor bank.

 

It is important to begin the process before the initial biopsy or cancer-removal surgery. The surgeon needs to be notified ahead of time in order to preserve as much of the original tumor tissue as he can.

 

The tumor sample can be stored in 2-ml or 5-ml sterile tubes, made from a material that can withstand cryopreservation. If this is not available, the surgeon can also use a 50-ml tube with a small amount of saline solution.

 

Then, the tumor needs to be transported to Tel Aviv via our courier. During the journey, it should be kept on cold ice at ultra cold temperatures (either a deep-freeze refrigerator at -80°C, or a liquid nitrogen refrigerator at -196°C).

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