MHF fresh-frozen brain library
Due to the unwavering and generous support of the Mark Hughes Foundation we have established the MHF brain bank. The MHF brain bank incorporates the first established Australian post-mortem brain cancer donation program, a rapid autopsy initiative that facilitates donation within 4 hours of death. The MHF brain bank is part of the ‘virtuous circle’ research program and includes the following samples:
- FFPE tissue from diagnosis
- FFPE tissue from recurrence
- Sequential blood collections from numerous treatment intervals
- Fresh-frozen post-mortem tissue.
- Post-mortem FFPE.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.