Holiday Closure 2015 (all times EST)

Planned System Maintenance

Starting Friday, December 21st, 2018 beginning at 5:00 PM EST, and ending on Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 11:00 PM EST. During this time there will be no access to the system including patient enrollments.
Please share this notification to the personnel who will be affected by this within your organization.
Maintenance Start: Friday, December 21st, 2018, 5:00 PM EST.
Maintenance End: Friday, December 21st, 2018, 11:00 PM EST.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday, December 24   

Friday, December 25

Monday, December 28    

Tuesday, December 29    

Wednesday, December 30

Thursday, December 31  

Friday, January 1, 2016

OPEN
8:00am–2:00pm
CLOSED OPEN
9:00am–5:00pm

with limited staff
OPEN
9:00am–5:00pm

with limited staff
OPEN
9:00am–5:00pm

with limited staff
OPEN
9:00am–2:00pm

with limited staff
CLOSED

Shipment of Specimens for Banking + Kit Supply

  • To all centres participating on trials where frozen fluids (blood, serum, plasma, cellular component, sputum and urine, etc.) and formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissues (FFPE tumour blocks, slides, cores, etc.) are collected and banked at the Canadian Cancer Trials Group Tissue Bank:
    • Please do not ship any frozen specimens or FFPE tissues between December 18, 2015 and January 3, 2016 inclusive, as our tissue bank and all its affiliated laboratory facilities will be suspending their activity and will not be able to receive or process any specimens.
    • Please store specimens at the appropriate temperatures until you may resume your regular shipping schedule on January 4, 2016.
  • To all centres participating on trials where circulating tumour cells (CTC) and other ambient specimens (serum, plasma, whole blood, etc.) are collected for immediate processing:
    • Please note that laboratories analyzing these specimens will be closed between December 23, 2015 and January 4, 2016 inclusive.
    • Any CTC or other ambient specimen sampling that would normally be scheduled during this period should instead be performed up to 2 weeks before or after the planned date (i.e. at a convenient time for patient and clinical team).
  • To all centres requiring kits:
    • Any urgent orders for blood collection kit resupply should be placed prior to December 18, 2015 with ordering commencing on January 4, 2016.
    • Please order kits ONLY if your inventory is low and/or if your kits are expiring during this time period, to avoid overstocking and therefore helping to reduce wastage. 

Bay Area Research Laboratories

Thursday, December 24

Friday, December 25

Monday, December 28

Tuesday, December 29

Wednesday, December 30

Thursday, December 31

Friday, January 1, 2016

OPEN CLOSED CLOSED OPEN OPEN OPEN CLOSED