Sangre Por Salud Biobank


About this study

There are two purposes for this project.

• One purpose of this project is to develop information about Latinos in the Maricopa County area who may be interested in participating in future research studies about health.

• A second purpose is that researchers at Mayo Clinic are developing a new research resource called a Biobank. A Biobank is a collection of blood samples and other information. Participants in the Biobank provide samples of blood, complete a health questionnaire, and allow access to medical records now and in the future. A Biobank is as a library for researchers; instead of having to look for volunteers for each new project, researchers can use samples from the Biobank as well as share information already collected.

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:  

  • All self-identified Latinos recruited through MPHC, word of mouth, and/or fliers.
  • Age range will be 18-85.
  • Approximately equal numbers of men and women will be recruited (n=2500).
  • Subjects will have no active, untreated disease or condition or be on a medication known to affect glucose metabolism or insulin action or secretion.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • History of cancer, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers, in the past 3 years (Remission > 3 years).
  • Currently pregnant, delivered a baby within the last 12-months, or currently breastfeeding.
  • Patients who are unable to abstain from smoking for the duration of 4 hours.


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 Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

James Cerhan, M.D., Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Idali Cuellar

(480) 301-4318

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Elena Anna De Filippis, M.D., Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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