Tissue Collection for Patients with Cancers other than Hepatobilairy Cancers with Metastasis to the Liver


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • 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.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 16-004893
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-004893

About this study

The goal of this study is to develop a resource (bank) of biospecimens (blood, tissue) from patients having cancers that metastasis to the liver. The purpose of the resource bank is to facilitate studies on the pathogenesis of cancers metastasizing to the liver and also in order to assess the ability of new tests to detect early cancer in the cohort of patients undergoing routine surveillance for cancer. The biospecimens will include cultures of tumor cells and tumor-associated non-malignant cells, as well as xenografts established from freshly isolated metastatic cancers in immunodeficient mice. We plan to administer a risk factor questionnaire to facilitate identification of risk factors for development of metastatic liver cancer. The study will also  determine survival of patients from time of diagnosis.


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

Inclusion criteria:

  • 18 years and older
  • Diagnosed with cancer
  • Consent to undergo percutaneous ultrasound or CT guided biopsies and allow us to obtain additional biopsy cores of tissue for research purposes only.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Does not have cancer diagnosis
  • Medical contraindication to percutaneous ultrasound or CT guided biopsies

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Nasra Giama D.N.P., R.N.



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