Biobank project and its GECCOS pilot study
The biobank project consists of the establishment of the first Swiss pediatric biobank, based in Geneva but national in scope, of germinal DNA from survivors of a cancer diagnosed in pediatric age (about 7000 people to date). This national biobank will actually be an evolution of the local biobank, set up in 2016 by the CANSEARCH research platform to collect biological material and clinical and demographic data of patients from the pediatric oncology unit of the University Hospitals Geneva. In addition to the local and national component, DNA samples are also collected abroad to carry out various studies. This infrastructure will be open to any researcher and serve as a lever of discovery for childhood cancer. The GECCOS pilot study, which is linked to it, will focus on the analysis of long-term complications, for example at the pulmonary level.