Tissue Collection Protocol

Tissue Collection Protocol

This proposed collection of primary tumor cells lines will benefit esophageal cancer research within the University Health Network. This collection of gastro-esophageal tumor samples will be used to grow primary tumor cell lines, which will provide researchers with ready samples of various gastro-esophageal cancers. This will help to address the issue of access to these cell lines due to the limited number of patients with gastro-esophageal tumors, and high rates of contamination. Samples will be collected during surgery or Esophagogastroduodenoscopy(EGD). The surgeon will resect a sample for the research coordinator and/or fellow who will collect the sample and take it back to the lab for processing. Samples collected will be in excess of standard samples that are sent for pathology. The surgeon will make sure that excess samples will not affect pathological diagnosis

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only

Tissue Collection

Tissue Collection for Gastro-esophageal Cancer Primary Cell Line Establishment