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.
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.
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