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Clinical Trial 19717

Cancer Type: Gastrointestinal Tumor
Study Type: Other
NCT#: NCT03851133

Phase: N/A
Principal Investigator: Permuth, Jennifer

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Study Title

The Florida Pancreas Collaborative Next-Generation Biobank: Reducing Health Disparities and Improving Survival for Pancreatic Cancer


The goal of the collaborative is to create a state-wide biobank to conduct basic, clinical, population-based, and translational PC health disparities research.


The goal of this study is to create a comprehensive state-wide biobank to conduct PC research that will impact several racial/ethnic groups. Our secondary goal will be to utilize the biobank to evaluate for the first time cachexia in the context of PC racial disparities. We propose: Aim 1: To prospectively build a robust next-generation biobank, that contains viable tissues, biofluids, medical images, and clinical and laboratory data, all from a racial/ethnically diverse cohort of PC patients. Aim 2: To test the central hypothesis that cancer cachexia may underlie racial disparities in AA compared to NHW and Hispanic PC patients.




Inclusion Criteria

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Patient presents for evaluation at a participating FPC site with a strong clinical suspicion or diagnosis of pancreatic cancer based on symptoms, imaging, biopsy, and/or blood-work.
  • Self-reports as Non-Hispanic White, African American, or Hispanic.
  • Able to understand and voluntarily sign the informed consent.
  • Willing to complete study questionnaire(s) and donate medical images and biological specimens (including tissue and blood) obtained at the time of standard of care procedures (biopsy, surgery, and/or venipuncture) after signing the informed consent document.

  • Exclusion Criteria

  • No suspicion or diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
  • Self-reported race/ethnicity other than NHW, AA, or Hispanic.
  • Unable to provide informed consent.
  • Unwilling to complete study questionnaires(s) and/or donate biological specimens.

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