What are the samples used for?

Samples are of great value for medical research. In order to conduct research on stored samples, the research project must always be approved by the Swedish Ethical Review Authority, which assesses whether the project is important for healthcare and whether it can be carried out without infringing on the patient’s personal privacy.

Samples for the NOPHO Leukemia Biobank are taken primarily for use in childhood leukaemia research in the Nordic countries. If necessary, your sample may be used in additional investigations as part of your treatment. Permitted uses for samples stored in a biobank are care and treatment, for example if your healthcare provider needs to re-examine your sample because a treatment is not working as intended, or to make a more reliable diagnosis by comparing new samples with stored ones.

A lot of research has already been carried out on the biobank’s samples. Read more about our publications here.