Collection of Biospecimen and Clinical Information in Patients With Gastrointestinal Cancers
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.
Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check clinicaltrials.gov to see if other locations are recruiting.
- procedure : Frozen Tumor Specimens
- procedure : Blood Draw
Ages Eligible For Study:
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.