The nature of cysts and solid masses in the pancreas can be difficult to diagnose. They may be benign, precancerous, or cancer. Current tests such as cytology (looking under a microscope) and tumor markers do not always give us the answer. The investigators are looking for genetic markers on biopsy specimens from the pancreas that will give us a better test for diagnosis. This study is only for diagnosing these lesions. The investigators are not treating any patients.
- Study Type: Observational
- Study Design
- Time Perspective: Prospective
- Study Primary Completion Date: December 2014
- Procedure: pancreas biopsy
- patients who are already having a pancreas biopsy will be invited to enroll. After obtaining enough tissue for usual medical care, we will divert some tissue for the study.
Arms, Groups and Cohorts
- pancreas cysts and solid masses
- patents referred for solid and cystic lesions of the pancreas who will have a biopsy for usual medical care.
Clinical Trial Outcome Measures
- Gene classifier that will classify lesions as benign or malignant with 95% certainty
- Time Frame: 2 years
Participating in This Clinical Trial
- greater than 18 years old,
- not pregnant,
- referred for endoscopic ultrasound,
- have a cyst or mass of the pancreas needing diagnosis.
- less than age 18,
- no mass or cyst found.
Gender Eligibility: All
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Maximum Age: N/A
Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No
- Lead Sponsor
- Oregon Health and Science University
- Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
- Principal Investigator: Sarah Rodriguez, physician – Oregon Health and Science University
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