A Study of Fat Tissue Collection for Stem Cell Culturing, for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer


About this study

The purpose of this study is to obtain fat tissue from patients undergoing neck surgery for the treatment of upper head and neck cancer, and to prepare it in the lab as stem cells.

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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Over age18 years
  • Undergoing neck dissection for treatment of upper aerodigestive tract malignancy

Exclusion Criteria

  • None

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jeffrey Janus, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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