salivary gland tissue surgery study
Protocol: STUDY00004223
Full Title
Analysis of MyD88-mediated immune activation in human salivary gland tissue
This study enrolls people who are scheduled for a surgery at ECMC involving removing the tissue that makes saliva. The purpose of this study is to use tissue samples that otherwise would have been discarded to learn more about how salivary gland inflammation happens at a molecular level. We hope this will lead to new ways to diagnose and treat salivary gland inflammatory diseases.

If you decide to donate your salivary gland tissue for this study, we will keep a small amount of normal (healthy) salivary gland tissue from you that would
otherwise be discarded as a result of your surgical procedure. This will not change the surgical procedure in any way. Study takes place at ECMC in Buffalo, NY.
Compensation: No
Adults ages 18+
Scheduled for a surgery at ECMC involving salivary gland excision (e.g. Neck Dissection Surgery, etc.)
Any sample of salivary gland tissue that would otherwise be discarded will be included for the study.
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: JILL KRAMER
Daniel Leon
+1 716-859-4879
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