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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! bileductwalk.blogspot.com
Contact: Joyce Cmiel (mailto:joyce@bileductcancerwalk.org)

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 (mailto:alexandroadam123@aol.com) (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 (mailto:jwesleyjr@aol.com)

Mountainview CA
10:00 AM Mountainview, CA
For more info contact James Chien (mailto:jamesjchien@hotmail.com)

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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Special Event: Walk, Run, Hike for Hope on March 30, 2013

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hike for Hope on March 30, 2013 at 10 am
Falls River Preserve, Ivoryton, Connecticut.
Honoring the Memory of Bill Waley of Deep River, Connecticut and Philip Schaller of Ivoryton, Connecticut. a BDC survivor.
For more information contact: Brooke Adamson
alexandroadam123@aol.com

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Annual Medical College of Wisconsin 2013 Updates in Gastrointestinal Oncology

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Foundation has been invited to attend the Medical College of Wisconsin’s “Updates in Gastrointestinal Oncology” on March 23rd.  The program will cover foregut, liver, pancreas, colorectal, and regional approaches to advanced malignancies. The guest faculty will be Dr. Timothy M. Pawlik, Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Surgical Oncology from Johns Hopkins. The lectures will review recent abstracts from the ASCO® GI Symposium Meeting in San Francisco earlier this year, and focus on the multidisciplinary advances being made in the field. Ample discussion time has been built into the program as well as case presentations highlighting interventional, radiation and transplant approaches in gastrointestinal cancer.

 

 

 

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3rd Annual CanLiv Symposium April 5, 2013

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Exciting things are happening in Washington D.C. in April.   CanLiv -The Hepatobiliary Cancer Foundation is holding its 3rd Symposium on April 5th, 2013 and immediately before the beginning of AACR- American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting held April 6-10. Further information is included at the link below:

 

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2013 “Andrea’s Night” Fundraiser

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

Surprise Visit from Harlem GlobeTrotter, Meadow Lark Lemon with Dan Fuquay

 

The 3rd Annual “Andrea’s Night” took place on January 12, 2013 and was a huge success.  500 people were in attendance including Harlem Globe trotter Meadow Lark Lemon and retired St Louis Cardinal pitcher Al Hrabarski who both generously donated items to the auction.  A total of  31 live auction items, 108 silent auction items and 4 Aching Acres Landscape 10K design and build packages helped to raise $78,000.  The Cholangiocarcinoma will be recieving a generous donation of $20,000 while the remaining funds will continue to grow Andrea’s Scholarship fund to the University of Southern Indiana. The Scholarship fund total will be up to $160,545.90 which is one year shy of hitting its goal amount of $200,000.  Amazing Work Andrea’s Night and Thank you from the Foundation and all the good work it can continue to provide.

Board of Directors, Andrearembered.org

 

 

 

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Research Grant Webinar – Monday, February 11th

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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).

Click here to register and attend this FREE webinar. 

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.

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