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The Barts Pancreas Tissue Bank (BPTB) is a dedicated research collaboration between clinicians, scientists and patients. It will create a unique and vital resource for pancreas cancer tissue of all types for researchers across the whole world.

The Barts Pancreas Tissue Bank was founded based on the feedback given to a number of patients to the leading pancreatic cancer charity Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF). Patients and their relatives wanted to donate samples for cancer research but were unable to do so. There were questions being asked:

  • Why couldn't my diagnosis have been made earlier?
  • Is there a simple test to monitor if my cancer will come back?
  • Is there some research being carried out by you to help future pancreatic cancer patients?
  • How can I help research at your hospital?
  • Can you develop a test that will ensure my children do not face the same future and uncertainty I am facing?
  • Why is there nothing being done to help me and my family in the future?
Barts Pancreas Tissue Bank has been used to model and tests systems for the national collaborative venture: Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Tissue Bank.

This Research Tissue Bank is thus a unique research resource where patients and their relatives can donate their samples in a well-established, efficient manner. The samples will be collected and stored with written informed consent based on an ethically approved protocol. This protocol will be under constant review.

Contact us
Tissue Bank Coordinator
Barts Pancreas Tissue Bank
John Vane Science Centre
Charterhouse Square
London EC1M 6BQ


☎ +44 (0)207 882 5718
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