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.
- Nucleic acid extraction
- Malignant tumour of pancreas
- CRUK Barts Centre The CRUK Barts Centre tissue banks systematically collect primary and metastatic tissue samples from an array of cancer types to support current and future research. The CRUK Barts Centre currently hosts three national Tissue Banks and numerous local collections.
Barts Cancer Institute
Queen Mary, University of London
John Vane Science Centre
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