Tissue Collection Protocol for Gastroesophageal Cancers

Official Title

Tissue Collection for Gastro-esophageal Cancer Primary Cell Line Establishment


This proposed collection of primary tumour cells lines will benefit esophageal cancer research within the University Health Network. This collection of gastro-esophageal tumour samples will be used to grow primary tumour cell lines, which will provide researchers with ready samples of various gastro-esophageal cancers. This will help to address the issue of access to these cell lines due to the limited number of patients with gastro-esophageal tumours, and high rates of contamination. Samples will be collected during surgery or Esophagogastroduodenoscopy(EGD). The surgeon will resect a sample for the research coordinator and/or fellow who will collect the sample and take it back to the lab for processing. Samples collected will be in excess of standard samples that are sent for pathology. The surgeon will make sure that excess samples will not affect pathological diagnosis

Trial Description

Primary Outcome:

  • Effectively culture, proliferate, and store primary gastro-esophageal cell lines in order to create a bank of primary esophageal / gastric cancers for research purposes

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