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:
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.