Clinical sample collection, Tissue workup and Histological evaluation
The Department of General Visceral and Transplantation Surgery is one of the largest surgical centers for pancreatic cancer patients worldwide and thus the core of the European Pancreas Center in Heidelberg. This allows the continuous collection of high-quality samples in close collaboration with the Institute of Pathology of the University of Heidelberg and the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT ). PANC-STRAT draws on a multidisciplinary processing procedure of fresh surgically removed and biopsied, inoperable pancreas samples. The biomaterials obtained represent the basis for the preparation of molecular profiles (TP2) and the generation of patient-specific tumor models (TP3) within PANC-STRAT.