Posts by The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

February is Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Uncategorized | 12 comments

Salt Lake City, UT – February is cholangiocarcinoma awareness month, and The Cholangiocarcnoma Foundation will be leading numerous events in February to help raise awareness of this rare cancer. Events include fundraising for 2012 research grants, awareness drives on Facebook and Twitter, spotlight webinars on research efforts, and a call on Congress.

“February gives our dedicated community a month-long opportunity to channel their energy to educate the general public of cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) and the challenges associated with it,” said foundation president, Sara Hinkley. She added, “We’ll be offering engaging and informative activities based on our mission of Collaboration, Understanding, Research and Education to assist with directing our efforts.”

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Its vision is to bring about a CURE for cholangiocarcinoma.

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An Outer SpaCCe Party/Fundraiser

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In June 2010, my mother was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma (CC) at the age of 56. This news devastated my family and I, my mother was completely healthy until that point. Throughout her care it became increasingly clear that cholangiocarcinoma continues to perplex and frustrate the medical community, and requires further intensive research.

When I told family and friends about my mother’s illness, I realized how little the general community knew about CC and that raising awareness was a pivotal step in fighting this life-threatening disease. To that end, some friends and I decided to hold a fundraising event to collect donations and raise awareness. In honour of my mother, a vibrant and outgoing woman who enjoys organizing social events in our community, we decided to give our fundraiser a theme…an outer spaCCe party! We invited our guests to join us into outer space to find a cure for cholangiocarcinoma…the party was a great success and out of this world!

Nikkie Randhawa
Vancouver, Canada

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The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Sponsors Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Contact: Sara Hinkley (801) 999-0455

Salt Lake City, UT – The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation has announced it is supporting the 2011 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award in Cholangiocarcinoma Research. The one-year, $50,000 grant will be 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.

“The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation analyzed the successes of other organizations in funding research, and found that many successful programs funded researchers early in their investigative careers,” says President Sara Hinkley. She added, “Providing early-career grants helps encourage investigators to focus their careers on cholangiocarcinoma. While the Foundation has strong relationships with leading hepatobiliary cancer researchers, building a quality grant-review program is challenging and requires dedicated resources currently not available within our organization.”

The Conquer Cancer Foundation Grants Selection Committee will determine 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. Grant recipients will be announced in April 2011.

For more information or to donate in support of the Young Investigator Award in Cholangiocarcinoma Research, please contact the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation at (801) 999-0455 or visit us on the web at To learn more about the Conquer Cancer Foundation, visit

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Its vision
is to bring about a CURE for cholangiocarcinoma through increasing the Collaboration, Understanding, Research and Education of the disease.

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Spotlight Webinar: Dealing with the Emotions of Diagnosis

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

” . . . the test results are back and there are tumors on your liver . . .”

With those chilling words, the emotional and physical battle begins for those diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma. Immediate questions may arise as to how to cope, emotionally, with this shocking news. Psychologist Geret Giles discusses the initial impact of diagnosis in an exclusive webinar from

Dr. Giles will present concepts and ideas to help deal with the early emotional stages of fighting this disease.

The following topics, among others, will be discussed:

  • Initial Disclosure: Who, What, How, and When to Tell
  • Balancing Realism and Hope
  • Making Room for the Disease Without Giving In to It
  • A Word for Loved Ones

Join us, Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 3pm Eastern Time.

Please click here to register.

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$5,000 GoodSearch Giveaway – Three Days Only!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

GoodSearch will donate a $1 for every toolbar that is downloaded between April 6th at 9am Eastern and April 9th at 9am Eastern up to $5,000!! Please download the toolbar right now by following this link –

Our new Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation toolbar is free to download and allows you to raise money for our cause every time you search or shop online! Once added to IE or Firefox, each time you shop at more than 1,300 stores (from Amazon to Zazzle!) a percentage of your purchase will automatically be donated to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation- at no cost to you (and you may even save money as the toolbar provides coupons and deals as well!). The toolbar also has a search box and each time you search the Internet, about a penny is donated to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.

Please hurry and do this now so that we can earn the $1 bonus per toolbar!

And, please pass this along to all of your friends. The two minutes it takes to add this toolbar to your browser can make a lifetime of difference for our cause!

Get the toolbar NOW!

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