- Community Based
- Hospital Based
Biobanks Around The World
The population of each country is unique with respect to genes, lifestyle, and other risk factors. That is why more and more countries have established their own biobanks. For example, Iceland, the UK, Japan, Estonia, the United States, Germany, Canada, etc., have already established their own biobanks.
The Swedish National Biobank Program
185,000 sampling occasionsn
National Biobank of Korea
The Malaysian Cohort
The Framingham Heart Study (the oldest biobank)
15,000 participants (three generations)
The Mexico City Prospective Study
Lifelines Cohort (Dutch population-based cohort study)
ICMR National Tumour Tissue Repository (INTTR, Tumour Tissue Repository in India)
Purpose Of Taiwan Biobank
The Distribution Of TWB Recruitment Centres
The distribution of all 29 TWB recruitment centres and the population density of Taiwan. The colours represent the population density (persons per km²) of each city or county. There is at least one recruitment centre in each city or county.
Demographic Characteristics in Taiwan Biobank (as of December 31, 2017)
Family History of Cancers
The distributions of Taiwan Biobank participants with at least one relative (birth parent or sibling) who had been diagnosed with cancer. Liver cancer was the most common cancer (9.25%).