The Quebec Leukemia Cell Bank is a provincial program funded by the Cancer Research Network of the Fonds de Recherche du Québec en Santé (FRQS) and other partners : Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC).

  • The Quebec Leukemia Cell Bank is affiliated to The Canadian Tumour Repository Network (CTRNet).
  • It groups together hematologists, researchers and clinical scientists from four Quebec universities (Université Laval, McGill, Sherbrooke, Montréal) and Quebec research centers.
  • The cell bank has been in operation since 2001.
  • The primary objective of the Quebec Leukemia Cell Bank is to support basic and clinical blood cancer research.

It also serves to provide an infrastructure and services aimed at facilitating the work of researchers in various fields, such as oncology, hematology and immunology in particular. Several researchers have already benefited from this infrastructure in the course of their work.

The purpose of this website is to raise awareness about our cell bank so we can continue to help an increasing number of researchers.


The story of Mai Duong, a leukemia patient who supports the research program of the BCLQ.

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The main missions of the Quebec Leukemia Cell Bank as well as the program’s objectives.Read more
Research areas, specimen analysis and banking program, databank and training.Read more
Overview of the services offered by the Quebec Leukemia Cell Bank’s Cytogenetics Platform, supported by Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital (HMR) and IRIC.Read more
Partial list of publications using the BCLQ expertise, cells and cytogenetic services.Read more