Barts Pancreas Tissue Bank

Pancreatic diseases can be very difficult to diagnose and monitor because of the location of the pancreas deep within the abdomen. Also, with the current range of tests it may not be possible (in some cases) to tell the difference between pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) and other conditions such as cancer of the pancreas without surgery and direct biopsy of tissues from this organ. This project is aimed to create a research tissue bank (explained below), specifically for pancreatic diseases. It will help researchers conduct a range of investigations in the near future. Thus this research project aims to develop new diagnostic tests as well as treatments for patients with pancreatic disease.


  • Cell culture
  • Tissue micro array creation
  • Nucleic acid extraction

Existing samples:

  • Malignant tumor of pancreas (disorder)

Bespoke collection capabilities:

  • Benign neoplasm of pancreas (disorder)
  • Malignant tumor of pancreas (disorder)


  • CRUK Barts Centre

Contact Information


Barts Cancer Institute
Queen Mary, University of London
John Vane Science Centre
Charterhouse Square
Greater London

Last Updated: 28/07/2019

Annual Statistics

Year Access Requests Received Access Requests Approved
Internal External Commercial Internal External Commercial
2015 10 1 0 10 1 0
2016 9 3 0 9 3 0
2017 11 3 1 11 3 0
2018 8 4 1 8 4 1
2019 5 1 0 5 1 0
2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2022 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A