About this study

We wish to examine pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines to determine what genes are being expressed in the cells that might cause muscle wasting in patients. We will also perform chemical analyses of plasma obtained from these patients to identify substances that might be causing muscle wasting. Finally, we will examine proteins that are secreted by such cells to identify mediator is of cachexia or muscle wasting.

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

Rajiv Kumar, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

(855) 776-0015

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