Collecting Blood and Tissue Samples from Family Members of Patients with Pancreatic Diseases, Pancreatic Cancer, and Melanoma

  • Study type:

    Observational What is this?

    Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.

Study IDs

  • Site IRB:

    • Rochester, Minnesota: 355-06
  • NCT ID:

    NCT00835133
  • Sponsor Protocol Number:

    355-06

About this study

RATIONALE: Collecting and storing samples of blood and tissue from family members of patients with cancer to test in the laboratory may help the study of cancer in the future.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is collecting blood and tissue samples from family members of patients with pancreatic disease, pancreatic cancer, and melanoma.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Disease Characteristics:

  • Meets 1 of the following criteria:
    • Has at least 2 blood relatives with pancreatic cancer (both must be related)
    • Has at least 1 blood relative with pancreatic cancer and 1 with melanoma (both must be related)

Patient Characteristics:

  • Mentally competent and able to provide informed consent
  • Able to understand and read English

Prior Concurrent Therapy:

  • Not specified

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Gloria Petersen, Ph.D.

Contact us for the latest status

Bridget Eversman

(507)266-3294

Eversman.Bridget@mayo.edu