Safety of auto-transfusion during Pancreatic Surgery

Safety of auto-transfusion during Pancreatic Surgery

Clinical Setting

Scheduled surgery for pancreatic cancer

Study Description

This is a prospective study to ultimately assess the safety of transfusing patients their own blood during pancreatic cancer surgery if transfusion is necessary. The question being studied at this point is the number of pancreatic tumor cells circulating in patients’ blood at the time of surgery, and comparing with the blood lost at surgery.

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Trial Location

United States