Around 1 in 5 people diagnosed with cancer in the UK take part in a clinical trial.
A study testing a new way to collect and look at tissue samples in pancreatic cancer (NEOPANC-01)
This study is collecting tissue samples using a technique called an endoscopic ultrasound from people with pancreatic cancer. And using a new way to examine the make up of the cancer.
More about this trial
- before surgery
- at surgery
Who can enter
- have adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
- have surgery planned to remove the cancer
- have cancer in the head of the pancreas that was diagnosed with a scan
- have blood test results that show you don’t have a problem with blood clotting
- are willing to stick to the study visits and procedures including having an endoscopy and you are suitable to have this
- are at least 18 years old
- have any other medical condition, a mental health problem or there is any other reason that the study team think would affect you taking part
- are pregnant or breastfeeding
- 1 is for RNA sequencing
- 1 is to store for future research
- physical examination
- blood tests
- urine tests
The most common side effect of an endoscopy is having a sore throat for a few hours afterward.
The surgical team will talk to you about all the possible side effects of having an operation to remove pancreatic cancer. We have information about surgery for pancreatic cancer.
How to join a clinical trial
Dr Simon Lord
Cancer Research UK Centre Oxford
Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)
NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
University of Oxford