The purpose of this study is to collect clinical data and biological specimens (e.g., blood, tumor, cerebrospinal fluid, urine sample, etc.) from patients with cancer and non-cancer controls in order to perform research studies that could advance patient care.
Clinical data and biological specimens will be collected from patients who are seen at Providence Saint John’s Health Center and other Providence St. Joseph Health facilities as part of their routine medical evaluations for diagnosis, treatment follow-up, or surgery for oncology services. Biological samples will only be collected when clinically indicated procedures are performed.
By collecting these specimens we plan to create and maintain a biorepository to make data and specimens available to collaborating investigators performing research to discover predictive biomarkers, patterns of care, and personalized treatments that could directly improve the care of our patients through focused proof-of-concept clinical trials.