Annual Conference & Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month Highlights

The 9th Annual Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Conference was a success. More than 50 guest speakers, 40 poster presentations, and several networking events was attended by more than 250 in-person attendees and more than 900 virtually from around the world.

The three-day gathering was thanks to sponsors and the leadership of co-chairs Jesper Anderson, PhD, and Lipika Goyal, MD, MPhil. Please join us next year for the 10th annual conference, April 12-14, 2023.

Fun Facts

  • 150 free lightbulbs and yard signs thanks to Taiho Oncology
  • $90,134 was raised from 979 donors
  • 16 official proclamations declared Feb. 12th as World CCA Day
  • 1 bill sponsored by Ohio Rep. Cindy Abrams to recognize Feb. 12th as Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Day. (Still in progress)
  • 65,010 website page views, which is a 6% increase from 2021
  • More than 150 buildings and homes were lit up in green around the world
  • Nearly $2.6 Million in ad value equivalency from print media coverage of the Foundation
  • 373% increase in total print media coverage from the prior month
  • 274.8 million reach from the total print coverage
  • 31,600+ in Facebook engagement from 114 posts with 531K impressions
  • 3,850+ in Instagram engagement from 108 posts with 103K impressions
  • 753 tweet Likes on Twitter with 45,100+ impressions

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (CCF) celebrated awareness month with its Light it Green for CCA campaign. The campaign invited the cholangiocarcinoma community to spread awareness of bile duct cancer by lighting homes and local buildings green, signing a pledge, and declaring proclamations in recognition of World Cholangiocarcinoma Day - also known as World CCA Day.

For the second consecutive year, a special sponsorship from Taiho Oncology enabled the Foundation to distribute 150 free awareness light bulbs and yards to the cholangiocarcinoma community.


Volunteers and community members from across the country pledged and successfully illuminated landmarks, buildings, and homes green on World CCA Day as a part of the Foundation’s Light it Green for CCA initiative. More than 150 homes and buildings were lit #greenforcca across the globe.

World Cholangiocarcinoma Day

World CCA Day

Across social media, the Foundation saw your green! Thanks to hundreds of posts, awareness month had nearly 709k total reach with content. In addition, thanks to this community 16 official proclamations declared February 12th as World CCA Day in the United States.

Light it Green for CCA Walk

More than 200 people who attended the 2022 annual conference participated in a green, glow-in-the-dark walk in recognition of Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month. Hot chocolate and karaoke concluded the event with what is sure to become a new tradition.

Together, with your help, $90,134 was raised from 979 donors that is earmarked to help fund a variety of patient initiatives including new patient resources and critical research.

With a record number of official proclamations declaring February 12th as World CCA Day, and chatter across social media platforms and beyond, CCF is proud to say that Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month 2022 was a success!