Biobanks and Molecular Pathobiology WG (BAMP)
Chairperson: Prof. Giorgio Stanta
It aims to promote new developments in histopathology, cytology and molecular testing applying new updated tumor classifications and prognostic criteria based upon modern technologies such as molecular testing. The WG focuses on education, training and on the optimal organization in Cancer Institutes involving young pathologists and molecular biologists, as well as on providing support for staff members in less developed areas, which need to up-to-date on these new approaches in cancer diagnosis including sample collection and storage. Regular annual meetings are organized with the support of the OECI Cancer Centers and in conjunction with other European Cancer Societies. The WG wants to contribute to an efficient infrastructure for the OECI multi-centre research platforms, providing request options for samples collected from cancer patients for translational and clinical research to be used for cooperative multicentres research adopting agreed rules for access and exchange.