Expression of Interest

The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Tissue Bank is a national - and ultimately international - resource that will help develop new treatments and bring these to patients much faster. It brings together surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, researchers and database experts to co-ordinate a national effort to improve survival for pancreatic cancer patients.

The Tissue Bank collects and stores tissue, blood, saliva and urine from people with pancreatic cancer and other diseases of the pancreas, alongside samples of blood, urine and saliva from first degree relatives of patient donors and other healthy volunteers.PCRFTB has been prospectively collecting samples since 2015 across the nation. Whilst blood and urine as well as data has been available for research, we are now extending access to extremely precious pancreas samples. These have been clinically and histologically verified, making it the Bank one of the most significant prospective sample collections in the world. You have access to curated genomic and transcriptomic data. Donors have provided extensive clinical data (median 300 data points per visit, multiple visits per donor), making it ideal for pertinent clinical correlates for research findings.

The Tissue Bank is a unique collaboration between the charity, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London and nine key NHS partners throughout the UK, each renowned for its expertise in treating pancreatic cancer:

  • Barts Health NHS Trust (London)
  • The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • ABM University Health Board, Swansea
  • The London Clinic
  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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