Collection of Biospecimen & Clinical Information in Patients w/ Gastrointestinal Cancers

Trial ID or NCT#



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We have an active research program in gastrointestinal cancers including clinical trials, epidemiologic, and translational studies. We would like to establish a biospecimen bank linked to useful clinical information in order to learn more about diagnostic, predictive and prognostic markers for gastrointestinal cancers. PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: 1. To collect and store tumor and normal tissue (previously collected paraffin embedded or frozen specimen) and blood in patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: 1. Collect detailed clinical information via a patient questionnaire that includes demographic, socioeconomic, lifestyle, family, past medical, medication and cancer histories 2. Collect details about the tumor specimen extracted from patient charts.

Official Title

Collection of Biospecimen and Clinical Information in Patients With Gastrointestinal Cancers

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. 1. Patients are eligible if they have a histologically proven gastrointestinal cancer (esophageal, gastroesophageal junction, gastric, small intestine, appendix, colon, rectum, anus, liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas, neuroendocrine, and GI stromal tumor). 2. 18 years of age or older 3. Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. None


Teri A Longacre
Teri A Longacre
Pathologist, Surgical pathologist, Immunodiagnosis pathologist
Richard L. Kempson, MD, Professor in Surgical Pathology
George A. Fisher Jr.
George A. Fisher Jr.
Medical oncologist, Gastrointestinal specialist
Colleen Haas Chair in the School of Medicine

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Maria Pitsiouni