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
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