Oregon Pancreas Tissue Registry
The Oregon Pancreas Tissue Registry collects information and tissue and/or blood samples from patients seen at OHSU for pancreatic cancer or with a family history of pancreatic cancer, or for related syndromes or chronic pancreatitis. At this time we are collecting specimens from 79% of pancreatic surgery patients and 55% of our pancreatic oncology patients.
OPTR samples and data are used in virtually all of BCCPC's research efforts and as such are a critical ingredient in our success. We are grateful to our patients who gladly consent to donating their tissue and giving blood for pancreas research.