Attendance at ASCO is kind of a marathon event. It provides the opportunity to share resources, interact with physicians, researchers and other advocates while attending planery session, symposiums, and sessions focusing on improving the treatment and care of people living with cancer. It reflects the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation’s commitment to educational research, and public policy goals and to provide our patient community with the most up to date information available.
While Percy and Karen attended sessions on common concepts in oncology which include cancer pathways, genomics, biomarkers, statistics, and patient protections, Barbara and Stella interacted with the numerous physicians, researchers and others visiting our busy booth. As for Marion, most of her time was taken up by attending various, closed session meetings pertaining to the disease of Cholangiocarcinoma and the process and development of clinical trials.
Traffic at our booth has increased dramatically over the last few years and we are happy to report that ASCO 2012 has been a successful event. We are witnessing an increased effort by the scientific and medical and community in furthering research and improving treatment options for our community. As we continue to strive to support the efforts of finding a cure for this cancer, we are encouraged and hopeful that our goal can be achieved.
A big thank you to Percy, Barbara, Karen, Stella and Marion for donating their voluntary and non-compensated time and efforts to this annual event. Given the current economic situation volunteering for our non-profit organization truly has become a gift of love.
Save the date for the 5th annual Tee Off For Hope Golf Outing Saturday September 8th at Reeves Golf Course followed by a cookout/after party at 3727 Drakewood Drive, Cincinnati, OH. If you have not attended this event you will be amazing by the support and generosity. Registration and additional information to follow in the coming weeks. Mark your calendars and spread the word, we can do this one fundraiser at a time.Read More
Collaborating to Conquer Cancer:
As you know the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation was born out of love and every hour that has gone into it has been volunteered by board members and numerous other, wonderful people. The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation was chosen to receive (for the second year) one of the 20 premier locations available to not-for-profit patient advocacy organizations at ASCO, American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Annual Conference held in Chicago the first weekend in June. Visit the ASCO website: http://chicago2012.asco.org/Home.aspx