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

2014-08-27 03:17:19 | BioPortfolio


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.


1. To collect and store tumor and normal tissue (previously collected paraffin embedded or frozen specimen) and blood in patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancers.


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.

Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective


Gastrointestinal Neoplasms


Blood Draw, Frozen Tumor Specimens


Stanford University School of Medicine
United States


Not yet recruiting


Stanford University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:19-0400

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