Posts made in February, 2013

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,




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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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The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Announces Executive Director

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

We would like  welcome Kim Crittenden, the new Executive Director for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. Kim brings more than 20 years of experience as an administrator, program manager, volunteer and board member serving the non-profit sector. She will help direct the foundation for the coming years as it continues to grow in its support of those who are suffering with bile duct cancer, as well as lead the effort to fund research for a cure.
In her professional life she specializes in small, start-up, and growing non-profit organizations with experience in non-profit administration, program development and evaluation; volunteer recruitment and management; conference and special event planning; as well as grant writing and fundraising. She earned dual bachelor degrees in Sociology and Behavioral Science and Health from the University of Utah. Currently, she is finishing a Masters of Public Administration with an Executive Cohort at the University of Utah. She resides in the beautiful Heber Valley east of Salt Lake City with her son and cocker spaniel.
Welcome Kim. We look forward to a great 2013.
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