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Slide Interpretation or Standard Surgical Pathology in Assessing Margin Status in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Undergoing Surgery

Protocol: OSU-10110

Full Title

Cytopathologic Margin Evaluation in Patients Undergoing Pancreatic Cancer Resection


This study is being done to investigate another way of evaluating margin status after pancreatectomy by using cytopathology (slide interpretation) as compared to the traditional method of surgical pathology.

Study Objective


I. To compare margin status on final pathology with margin status from cytopathologic evaluation.


Patients undergo cytopathologic sample collection during pancreatic resection during which slides are gently pressed against the cut edge of the pancreas, the surgical bed, and along the superior mesenteric artery, and finally against the tumor itself.

Are you eligible?

Inclusion Criteria:

Undergoing pancreatic cancer resection

Pancreatic Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancers