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!Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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 www.cholangiocarcinoma.org. To learn more about the Conquer Cancer Foundation, visit www.ConquerCancerFoundation.org.
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.
” . . . 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 cholangiocarcinoma.org.
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:
Join us, Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 3pm Eastern Time.Read More
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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!Read More
Because you have been kind enough to support us this past year, we would like to ask you to continue contributing to the fight against Bile Duct cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma) as we begin a new chapter in 2010.
Your gift – whatever its size – is a valuable investment. It provides the means for us to take significant action.
In 2010, we will focus on funding multiple Young Investigator Research Grants to find a cure for those affected by bile duct cancer. Your tax-deductible gift will be directly used to support that research.
Our work to advance the delivery of therapies and empower the bile duct cancer community is more urgent than ever. In these difficult economic times, supporting a cause that truly matters becomes even more significant.
Together, we can bring attention and critical dollars to this under-funded disease. Together, we can keep fighting.
We are profoundly grateful for your support, and wish you a joyous and fulfilling holiday season.