The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center

The National Familial Pancreas Tumor Registry

Why We Request Blood Samples

After a family enrolls in our registry, we may also request the donation of a blood sample for our research.

Typically, we request samples from:

  • Patients with pancreatic cancer.
  • Spouses as a "control" (a person without pancreatic cancer to serve as a comparison) or other close contacts, including family members who are not biologically related to the patient.
  • We may request blood samples from family members without pancreatic cancer, depending on the needs of our current research.
  • For individuals unable to donate blood samples, there may be other ways to help our research. Please contact us.