Collection Update

July 2016

Collection has continued to increase thanks to the generosity of the patients across various hospitals in Wales. 12,772 patients were consented to the end of June 2016.

The number of geographic sites was reduced in April 2015 due to a reduction in funding and collection no longer takes place in Bangor or Withybush.  In the 10 years of collection 2,273 patients were consented in those two centres and these figures are included in the 12,772 total recruitment.


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The graphs below details recruitment by location in active sites:

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The collection strategy has gone through a process of change and from August 2015 the collection has focussed on breast, colorectal, prostate and lung patients.  The pie chart below shows the breakdown of donations with more than 250 consents in a particular tumour type.


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‘Others’ denotes collections of fewer than 250 consents


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This page will be updated regularly to reflect the current status of the collection.