Posts by The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

Patient Advocacy and Pharmaceutical Industry Collaboration by Marion Schwartz Director of Advocacy

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Congratulations to our 2013 Young Investigator Award Recipient

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Executive Director, Kim Crittendon and Dr. Supriya Saha, MD, PhD of Massachusetts General Hospital.

Congratulations to our 2013 Young Investigator Award Recipient- Dr. Supriya Saha, MD, PhD of Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Saha’s research study entitled “Targeting Mutant IDH1 in a Murine Model of Cholangiocarcinoma” is supported by a $50,000 one time Young Investigator Award funded by The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation and presented at the Conquer Cancer Awards Dinner June 1st during ASCO in Chicago.

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2013 National Tandem Walks for Bile Duct Cancer

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Too far away? Create your own walk locally!

Donation checks go to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.
Donations to defray the costs of the walk and wristbands can be given to the local walk coordinator.

Let us know and we will announce your 2013 walk!
Contact: Joyce Cmiel (

Walks Happening on March 30, 2013

Ivoryton CT
10:00 AM. In honor of Philip Schaller and in Memory of Bill Whaley
Falls River Preserve, Ivoryton, CT 06442
For more info, contact Brooke Adamson ( (860) 767-2532

Stoneybrook FL
In memory of Levan Gray and Michael Crowley
Stoneybrook Golf & Country Club, Sarasota, Florida
For more info, contact Elizabeth & Wes Gray (

Mountainview CA
10:00 AM Mountainview, CA
For more info contact James Chien (

2013 Tandem Walks with Dates Still to be Announced (TBA)

Charlotte NC
In memory of Levan Gray, Paul Ernst and Michael Crowley
Freedom Park, Charlotte NC, For more info, contact Joyce Cmiel

Temecula CA
In memory of Sandy McGarvey
Temecula, California, For more info, contact Vicky Moore

Woodbine MD
In memory of Levan Gray
Woodbine, MD, For more info, contact Sue Lockhoff

Oconomowoc Walk for Awareness
In memory of Lynne Sater and Jim Tell
Fowler Lake, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, For more info, contact Mary Beth Tell

Houston TX
In memory of Antoinette B. Chavez
Memorial Park, Houston, Texas, For more info, contact Amanda Hance

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Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We raised over $43,350.00!

We want to thank all those who have so generously given of their time, talents & resources to the foundation this past year and especially during our awareness month in February.  It is always so heart-warming for me personally to see so many so willing to support.

We appreciate having the opportunity to serve you, and those you love.  We couldn’t do it any of this without your generous support.

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Your donations hard at work

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation partnered with the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO in 2011 through funding both the Young Investigator Award in Cholangiocarcinoma Research and the Long Term International Fellowship (LIFe) Award.

The Young Investigator Award was a one-year $50,000 grant given to a promising investigator conducting research in cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). Awarded by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (formerly known as The ASCO Cancer Foundation), the grant is intended to raise awareness and trigger progress against this rare disease, while providing critical funding for physician-scientists at the beginning of their careers. Providing early-career grants helps encourage investigators to focus their careers on cholangiocarcinoma.  The Conquer Cancer Foundation Grants Selection Committee determined the recipient by evaluating the scientific merit and potential career-development impact of the Young Investigator Award applications using a two-part peer-review process. Learn more about the Grant Recipient later this month.

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