Medicine of the Future in America

Tag Archives: Genetics

Inflammatory bowel disease research: THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE IBD TISSUE BANK (Part 2)

At the time of writing, the following institutions have been granted ethical approval to collect tissue: McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario), Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia), University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta), with McMaster and Dalhousie actively contributing tissue already. Continue reading

Inflammatory bowel disease research: THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE IBD TISSUE BANK (Part 1)

Following legal consultation and investigations of similar projects in other areas (ie, Ontario cervical smear database), the Foundation established a Tissue Bank Corporation to administer the bank. Tissue collectors as well as investigators using the material or data in the bank first become registered members of the tissue bank. Continue reading

Inflammatory bowel disease research: THE CCFC IBD RESEARCH NETWORK (Part 3)

During the Network meetings through 1999 and 2000, where discussion surrounded the above-described RFAs, it became apparent that the success of this undertaking would be as much dependent upon the source and nature of the tissue studied as it would on technology. Continue reading

Inflammatory bowel disease research: THE CCFC IBD RESEARCH NETWORK (Part 2)

The second study initiated by the Network aimed at establishing a national registry of IBD patients in Canada. This project was prompted not only by the obvious need for data on the incidence and prevalence of IBD in Canada, but also by the work of Dr Charles Bernstein and coworkers who used data from the Canadian province of Manitoba’s single health insurer (Manitoba Health) to determine the incidence and prevalence of IBD. Continue reading

Inflammatory bowel disease research: THE CCFC IBD RESEARCH NETWORK (Part 1)

The Network was launched in 1998 at the recommendation of CCFC’s Strategic Initiatives Committee, to assist the Foundation in its goal to find the cause(s) of IBD by: Continue reading

The establishment of a national tissue bank for inflammatory bowel disease research

charityThe Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) is a registered Canadian charity whose mission is to “find the cure” for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Its highest priority is fundraising for research through the collaborative efforts of volunteers across Canada. Continue reading

Copyright © 2012 Medicine of the Future in America www.perfexis.org