Project Survival-Prospective Biomarker Discovery


About this study

This sample-collection study is open to participants in several categories: healthy volunteers (with or without a family history of pancreatic cancer) and individuals diagnosed with pancreatitis or any stage of pancreatic cancer. All participants will submit urine, saliva and blood samples; pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer patients will also submit tissue samples if biopsy/ies or surgery is part of the care being provided by their doctor. In partnership with Berg Health, LLC, biomarkers will be investigated for potential use in early detection of pancreatic cancer, to determine prognosis of patients, and to find the most appropriate treatments for patients.

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:

  1. Subject is over 18 years of age and has been evaluated at a participating Pancreatic Cancer Research Team (PCRT) study site, AND
  2. Subject has been recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (any stage) OR
  3. Subject has been recently (within 12 months) diagnosed with acute or chronic pancreatitis OR
  4. A healthy individual, with no known pancreatic disease (cancerous or otherwise), AND with one first-degree relative with pancreatic cancer, OR two second-degree relatives with pancreatic cancer OR one who has undergone surgery for suspected pancreatic cancer, and who is found to have a non-pancreatic cancer pathology upon final local site or central pathology review, OR
  5. A healthy individual with no known benign or malignant pancreatic disease, and no family history of pancreatic cancer.

Exclusion Criteria:

A subject will not be eligible for inclusion in this study if any of the following criteria apply:

  • Subject is < 18 years old.
  • Subject has been diagnosed with a primary cancer other than pancreas in the past 5 years, and is currently receiving treatment for this cancer.
  • Subject is a pregnant or lactating female;
  • Subject is not willing or is unable to give informed consent to this study.

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

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Nabil Wasif, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office


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