The Section of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago maintains a tissue storage bank that allows us to collect tissue, blood, urine and/or stool samples from persons undergoing endoscopic procedures. Such procedures may include colonoscopy, EGD (Barrett’s screening), flexible sigmoidoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) or surgery. This tissue storage bank allows researchers to run experiments on tissue samples of both healthy individuals and those who are afflicted with gastrointestinal conditions to determine the cause of such disorders and develop more effective therapeutic treatments.
In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:
- Be over age 18.
- Be able to give consent.
- Are already scheduled to undergo a clinically indicated (physician-prescribed) endoscopic procedure at Rush, paid for by your insurance for your clinical evaluation.
This is a partial list of eligibility requirements. To inquire about your eligibility, please call the contact number provided. If you wish to inquire via email, please include the title of the study in your message.