Posts by Marie Halpin

Discussing Cholangiocarcinoma and the Foundation- A Must Watch Video!!!

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We invite you to watch this great video of Heidi Lowitzer and Dr. Renuka Iyer from Roswell Park Cancer Institute discussing Cholangiocarcinoma and the foundation. Many thanks to both of you for spreading awareness and helping educate.—Cholangiocarcinoma–248887481.html

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The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation- 1st Stakeholder Meeting- A Huge Success

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments


The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

2014 Stakeholder Meeting ~A Huge Success


The first Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Stakeholder Meeting was held on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, February 27-28, 2014.  The meeting was held in cooperation with the Hepatobiliary Cancer Research Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute and in collaboration with TargetCancer and The BiliProject Foundation.

Physicians and researchers from across the country and nation listened to lectures and participated in discussions regarding the latest updates, research, current data and treatment options for Cholangiocarcinoma, and the work of the Foundation. The meeting provided collaborative opportunities for all attendees focusing on the following areas:  Profiling and Sequencing, Systemic Therapy, Immunotherapy, Surgery & Transplant, Interventional Radiology, and Registry & Epidemiologic Work.

The following Institutions, Universities and Cancer Centers from across the nation and internationally were represented at the stakeholder meeting:

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Columbia University
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
  • Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
  • Mayo Clinic
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Oregon Health & Science
  • ProMedica Health System
  • 12 de Octubre University Hospital
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • UCSF
  • University of Hawaii
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • UVA
  • Vanderbilt Ingram
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Yale School of Medicine

Presenters and Topics Included:

  • Ghassan K. Abou-Alfa, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    • Cholangiocarcinoma Consortium Work Group Strategies
  • Nabeel Bardeesy, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    • Genetic models of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cristina R. Ferrone, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
    • Immune Response to Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Milind Javle, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Molecular Profiling of Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Robin Kim, MD, Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah
    • Liver Transplant Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute for patients with Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Armeen Mahvash MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Interventional Radiology Therapies for Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Lewis Roberts, MB, ChB, PhD, Mayo Clinic
    • Update on the International Hepatobiliary Neoplasia Registry and the Proposed Genome Wide Associations Study of Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Flavio G. Rocha, MD, FACS, Virginia Mason Medical Center
    • CEACAM 6 as a Biomarker for Cholangiocarcinoma






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Want to Stay Informed?

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Want to stay informed regarding relevant information regarding Cholangiocarcinoma and the work of the Foundation?  It’s simple, use the link below and supply us with your information and we will keep you informed.

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Generous Donation by

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Another successful fundraising event by  The event raised $140,000 in memory Andrea Fuguay for both Cancer Research and Scholarship funding.  Andrea, much too young herself, left behind four young children.  However, her memory lives on through The organization will donate $50,000 to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation and $90,000 to the Andrea M. Fuquay Memorial Scholarship Fund.  With this donation, the Scholarship fund now donated $250,000 to students who know the pain of losing a parent.  The majority of funds raised moving forward will be donated to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation.

Many thanks to from the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation for this generous donation. Research and advocacy would not be alive without efforts like and similar groups!

Here is a link to  the video shown at’s Event from January 2014



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Founding Member of the Doors, Ray Manzarek Dies of Cholangiocarcinoma

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Ray Manzarek, legendary keyboardist who founded The Doors in 1965 with fellow UCLA film school alum Jim Morrison, died of cancer on May 20, 2013, at age 74. Manzarek fought a long battle with Cholangiocarcinoma.

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