The purpose of this study is to collect blood samples to detect potential markers of
pancreatic cancer in the blood and link these findings to medical and health information.
Information from this study may help to provide insight into the detection of pancreas
cancer in the blood before it can be found by other methods or provide a method of
monitoring the status of pancreatic cancer throughout a treatment course. Another purpose of
this study is to collect blood to create a biobank.
1. The subject must be a patient at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
- The subject must be under evaluation and/or treatment for a pancreatic disease
- The subject must be under evaluation and/or treatment for a non-pancreatic
disease. For example, patients undergoing routine colonoscopy within the
clinical practice will be asked to consent to provide control samples.
2. The subject must be able to provide informed consent or have an acceptable surrogate
capable of giving consent on the subject's behalf
3. The subject must be 18 years of age or older
1. The subject or acceptable surrogate does not provide informed consent
2. Subject is a prisoner
3. Subject is under 18 years of age