Gynecologic Tissue Bank

Condition: Pending Gynecologic Surgery


Key Inclusion Criteria

  • Participants must be 18 years or older
  • Blood and tissue donors:
    • Previously scheduled for a gynecologic procedure
  • Follicular Fluid:
    • Patients being seen in the Cedars-Sinai’s OB/GYN–Reproductive Endocrinology Division
  • Blood samples collected only:
    • Patients of the study investigator who are routinely seen for gynecological cancers
  • Saliva samples:
    • Individuals 18 years or older
    • Seen at Cedars-Sinai for gynecologic evaluation or routine gynecologic care


Key Exclusion Criteria

  • Minors

Full Study Name

Blood, Tissue and Clinical Data Collection for Cancer Research/Gynecologic Tissue and Clinical Database Core Facility (IRB no. 0901)


The purpose of the Gynecologic Tissue Bank is to identify genes and/or other markers that influence a person’s risk of developing cancer or other diseases of the reproductive organs, as well as to discover new tests and treatments for gynecologic cancers and diseases. Researchers also aim to learn how individuals with a particular gynecologic disease will respond to treatments. Blood, tissue and other body fluids will be collected and studied together with clinical and family history information.

The Gynecologic Tissue Bank will collect materials from individuals who may have cancer or other diseases of the reproductive organs, or individuals who are having gynecologic surgery for benign reasons (healthy controls).

Principal Investigator