A Registry for the Collection and Maintenance of Biological Specimens for Breast Cancer Research


  • 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: 16-007352
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-007352

About this study

The purpose of this registry is to collect and maintain samples of breast tissue from women and men undergoing surgery for a breast related concern at Mayo Clinic Rochester,  to create a biospecimen resource for the study of benign and cancerous breast conditions.

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.

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Inclusion Criteria

  • Women or Men
  • 18 years or older
  • Will undergo breast surgery at Mayo Clinic for either a benign or malignant condition

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Matthew Goetz, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Jodie Cogswell



Additional contact information

Cancer-related trials contact form

Phone: 855-776-0015 (toll-free)

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