” . . . 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:
- 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.
The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation is pleased to introduce an informational series focused on helping you get involved in with developing local resources for the cholangiocarcinoma community. Our first webinar is being led by our own Mark Stephens, who successfully built a support program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. This webinar will address how to establish a local cholangiocarcinoma support group in your community, with detailed emphasis on the following issues:
- Definition of a local support group
- Why establish a local support group?
- Who should you enlist to help you establish this group?
- How to recruit attendees for the support group?
- Logistics and communication of establishing a support group
Following the presentation will be a question and answer session.
We welcome the community to forward your local efforts so that it can be featured in future webinars. Please forward details to Sara Hinkley at email@example.com.
Back in September 2010, The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation announced that it was partnering with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in supporting a 2011 Young Investigator Award in cholangiocarcinoma research. The Young Investigator Award is a one-year grant designed to encourage and promote high-quality research in clinical oncology, and it supports early career researchers in transitioning from a fellowship program to faculty appointment.
We are excited to have Jennifer King from Conquer Cancer Foundation (formerly The ASCO Cancer Foundation) join us on Wednesday, February 16 at 11:00 a.m. EST to discuss the Young Investigator Award with our community. Additionally, Jennifer will present details regarding an international award that The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation is considering supporting.
In addition to Jennifer’s presentations on these awards, Sara Hinkley will present a review of The Foundation’s efforts in 2010, and discuss our upcoming initiatives for The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation in 2011. We hope you are able to join us for this important review, and offer any comments on where you would like us to focus our future efforts.
Please join us: February 16, 2011 – 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time
Please keep an eye on our calendar. Future webinars will spotlight support groups, additional bile duct cancer treatments, and highlight active clinical trials tot he bile duct cancer community. If you know of a clinical trial that you would like to see featured, please contact Sara Hinkley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
day two of awareness month, we are working on getting the word out through Facebook. If you’re on Facebook, come check us out and like us. We have a great community.
Already like us? (Thanks for that. We like you too.) Then recruit three, five or ten friends to like us.
Not sure about joining Facebook? Here’s what you’ll get out of it: A great community of people who are eager to help and support each other, the latest articles on bile duct cancer and up-to-date research news.
The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation has designated February as cholangiocarcinoma awareness month. Several events will be taking place this month in order to raise awareness of bile duct cancer. Events include fundraising for 2011′s Young Investigator Award, awareness drives on Facebook and Twitter and a call on Congress.
Plus, 100% of donations recieved this month will go directly to research.
Let’s get out there and spread the word!