Tissue Acquisition and Repository for Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Systems (TARGHETS)

The TARGHETS biorepository works with various gastrointestinal clinical trials and research studies within Arizona. The primary focus is to discover more effective treatments as well as diagnostics for gastrointestinal diseases. We approach a variety of donors, including normal or healthy volunteers, for consent and collection of biospecimens (urine, stool, saliva, blood, and gastrointestinal tissue) from the Banner Medical Center facilities (Main, South, and North campuses). Specimens are then aliquoted and stored for current and future research.

Study phase: N/A

Basic eligibility criteria:
Please contact the study coordinator for additional eligibility information.

Inclusion criteria: 

  • Individuals 18 years of age or older who are undergoing an endoscopy and/or procedure associated with the GI (gastrointestinal) tract at the University of Arizona Cancer Center and the Banner Medical Center facilities listed.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Prisoners
  • Pregnancy 
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive 
  • Under 18 years of age 
  • Participants that are Unable to Consent 
  • Endoscopies performed outside of the listed Banner locations 

Additional information:

Our biorepository is also available for scientists, researchers, and clinical studies within the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, pancreas, bile duct, liver, duodenum, ileum, colon, and rectum). If you are interested in using our services for your research, please contact us.

Primary disease category: Digestive System

This study is enrolling healthy volunteers.

Sponsor: University of Arizona

Protocol number: 1909985869

Projected enrollment dates: November 2019 to December 2029

Official study title: Tissue Acquisition and Repository for Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Systems (TARGHETS)