The Monash Public Health Biorepository houses biospecimens from a diverse range of studies undertaken by researchers from Monash University, including blood and urine specimens collected from Australian participants of the NIH/NHMRC-funded ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) clinical trial, and the post-trial cohort follow-up study, ASPREEE-XT.
Baseline and three-year and nine-year follow up biospecimens from ASPREE participants constitute the ASPREE Healthy Ageing Biobank and, together with clinical data from the participants, represent a unique global resource for genetic and biomarker discoveries in older Australians.
The biorepository also houses tumour tissue samples collected from ACES (ASPREE Cancer Endpoints Study), an ASPREE sub-study designed to look at the effect of low-dose aspirin on cancer, and stool samples being collected as part of the ASPREE-XT microbiome sub-study.
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A/Prof Robyn Woods