Webinar on Hepatobiliary Neoplasia Registry and Biorepository
Join us on Monday, February 11 at 12:00 p.m. eastern (9:00 a.m. pacific) for a presentation by Dr. Lewis R. Roberts from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN on the three main types of studies he is performing regarding cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). Included will be details on the:
Research Plan: The collected samples will be used for three main types of studies:
1. DNA samples from patients with cholangiocarcinoma will be used for a genome-wide association study to determine the genetic variants that confer risk for cholangiocarcinoma.
2. Serum samples from patients with cholangiocarcinoma will be used to validate new biomarkers for early detection and diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma.
3. Tissue samples obtained at surgical resection will be implanted into immunodeficient mice to create patient derived xenografts and will also be snap frozen in liquid nitrogen for future comprehensive genome-wide molecular analyses such as is performed by the National Cancer Institutes Cancer Genome Atlas Project (TCGA).
This is one of four research grants funded in 2012 by the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. Thank you to everyone who supports us. We could not do it without you.
More research grant webinars are scheduled for later this month. Check back for more details soon.
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 includefundraising for 2013 research grants, awareness drives on Facebook and Twitter, spotlight webinars on research efforts, and much more.
“February gives our community a dedicated month-long opportunity to focus their energy to educate the general public about cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) and the challenges associated with diagnosis, living with this cancer and finding a cure,” said foundation president, Stacie Lindsey. She added, “Similar to last year’s effort, we’ll be offering engaging and informative activities based on our mission of Collaboration, Understanding, Research and Education to assist with directing our efforts.” To participate or learn more visit the foundation’s web site at: http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.orgRead More
The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation annual board meeting took place October 12, 2012. Plans for 2013 were approved as we continue to work toward the foundation’s mission of CURE – Collaboration, Understanding, Research and Education. During the meeting, the board voted in a new President, Stacie Lindsey. Stacie has been volunteering since the foundation’s inception and on the board for the past five years. Also added as the board’s Treasurer is Lawrence Goodfield. Lawrence is a Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Philadelphia. We look forward to his contribution. Find out more about the Foundation’s mission and board members at: http://www.cholangiocarcinoma.org/visionmissionvalues.htm and look for more details on the 2013 plans in the next few weeks.Read More
Just a reminder about theTim Hargis Race to Cure Cholangiocarcinoma on June 9 at Coldstream park in Lexington KY. (right off I-64 and I-75).. Registration starts at 8 am, but pre-registration is available at prayingfortim.com and encouraged. The one mile fun walk starts at 9:30, 5k run and walk starts at 10 am. No registration fee; donations only and 100% of donations go to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. There is also a trike a thon for kids 6 and under. Email email@example.com for more informationRead More