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
- Participation in this study comprises a collection of tissue from the patient’s surgical procedure and blood that is drawn around the time of the patient’s surgery.
- However, there are times when a subsequent surgery, or surgeries, is indicated, and if tissue is removed during a subsequent surgery, any available tissue following pathologic evaluation may also be saved for this study.
- Eligible patients are those patients at Mayo Clinic Arizona with a diagnosis of cancer who have a surgical procedure to remove the cancer.
- Patients must sign the informed consent to have blood drawn or any tissue saved.