Subscribe to our YouTube Channel The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation is here for you! We’ve loved connecting with you each week and hope you’ll continue to do so. Our Weekly Webinars provide our CCF community with the latest information and updates pertaining to CCA. Our hope is to continue to connect, inspire and educate. Our Clinical Trials…

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Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Register Here What is #MapItForward & the Real World Genomics Study Recent medical advances support the need for all cholangiocarcinoma patients to receive biomarker testing as part of their treatment, however the rate at which patients are actually receiving this testing in the real world is unknown. Real-world evidence is…

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On August 12, the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation announced a partnership with Ciitizen. This partnership is formed around the belief that you should have full access to your health data. Cholangiocarcinoma patients have immediate access to the Ciitizen platform, which enables you to gather your medical records and leverage this platform to control your health data. When…

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All of the presentations at our 2019 Annual Conference are online and waiting to be viewed! Visit our Conference in Review page for photos, a recap video and videos from many of the presentations, or if you prefer, visit our YouTube Channel, where we have all of the Conference Videos arranged into a playlist.

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All of the presentations at our 2018 Annual Conference are online and waiting to be viewed! Visit our Conference in Review page for photos, a recap video and videos from many of the presentations. 2018 Annual Conference in Review

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Most presentations at our 2017 Annual Conference are online and waiting to be viewed! Visit our Conference in Review page for photos, a recap video and videos from many of the presentations. 2017 Annual Conference in Review

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Presenter:   Flavio Rocha, MD Title of Presentation:   Targeting BAP1 Mutations in Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Summary of Presentation:   There are no good biomarkers for the early diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma. CEACAM6 is an extracellular protein involved in cell signaling.  When overexpressed in gastrointestinal malignancies such as pancreas and colon cancer, it is associated with worse prognosis.  Therefore we hypothesized…

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Presenter:   Milind Javle, MD Title of Presentation:   Targeting BAP1 Mutations in Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Summary of Presentation: The purpose of this study is to identify molecular subgroups of cholangiocarcinoma by estimating the frequency of BAP1 mutations in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, examining BAP1 and other genes in cholangiocarcinoma to link with diagnosis and patient outcomes, and…

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Most presentations at our 2016 Annual Conference are online and waiting to be viewed! Visit our Conference in Review page for photos, a recap video and videos from many of the presentations. 2016 Annual Conference in Review

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Determining the Cellular Origins of Cholangiocarcinoma Allyson Merrell, University of Pennsylvania (Powerpoint Slides) A Balancing Act: Dysregulated Differentiation and Proliferation as a Novel Mechanism of Cholangiocarcinoma Formation Chad Walesky, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Powerpoint Slides)  

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Part 1 Implementation of Precision Medicine Approaches in Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Daniela Sia, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Powerpoint Slides) Part 2 Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor FGFR Family Gene Aberrations in Cholangiocarcinoma Katsuyuki Miyabe, Mayo Clinic (Powerpoint Slides)

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On Tuesday, Aug. 11 at Noon CT, Mayo Clinic hosted an interactive webinar on hilar cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of the bile ducts). Julie Heimbach, MD, Liver Transplant Program Surgical Director, and Sumera Rizvi, MBBS, Gastroenterology and Hematology Fellow, discussed hilar cholangiocarcinoma symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options, including liver transplantation. A live question and answer session followed…

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Description: Filmed on location in New York during the Great Debates and Updates in GI Malignancies 2015, this webcast is part of a series that provides educational discussions on controversial areas in the management of gastrointestinal malignancies. Join us as nationally-recognized thought leaders take opposing sides on topics of clinical interest, and present updates in…

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This presentation focused on the non-operative treatment of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. Over the past 5 years, new technology has allowed much higher doses of radiation to be given safely. These doses are capable of ablating the tumor and preventing it from causing liver failure and death, leading to much longer survival and a realistic chance for…

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“Photodynamic Therapy, A Ray of Light in Cholangiocarcinoma: The OPUS Trial” presented by Dr. David E. Loren, Associate Director of Endoscopy and Co-Director of the Pancreaticobiliary Section at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Cholangiocarcinoma is a disease that often leaves patients and their physicians feeling that they have few options for treatment. This presentation discusses an emerging…

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Title: Surgical Management of Cholangiocarcinoma – State of the Art and Beyond When:Thursday, Nov 13, 2014,  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST Presented by: Dr. Tomoaki Kato, Chief of the Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center Description: This webinar will feature Dr. Tomoaki Kato, a renowned expert in liver and intestinal…

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Click here to download the presentation (.pdf)   Topic:  Using Patients’ Own Immune System to Knock-out Cancer: Adoptive Cell Therapy Presenters: Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., National Cancer Institute Eric Tran, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health Surgery Branch, Tumor Immunology Section Melinda Bachini, CCF Patient Advocate and NIH Research Study Participant Overview: Join Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg (National Cancer Institute)…

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On September 29, CCF held its first web chat with guest speaker Bill Merriam. Bill recently created a new video for the Foundation to share his perspective on cancer. Participants were able to submit questions in advance and join the web chat to hear directly from Bill. Bill is the father of 6 and grandfather…

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Some people with cholangiocarcinoma are unable to be cured because their tumor is either inoperable or has spread. These patients can develop blockages of the bile ducts or intestines causing jaundice, severe itching, nausea and/or vomiting. Palliative surgery or endoscopic procedures may be able to provide relief of symptoms. We will be discussing the role…

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Topic:    “Update on Cholangiocarcinoma: What we have learned from the International Hepatobiliary Neoplasia Biorepository” Presenter: Dr. Roongruedee Chaiteerakij, Mayo Clinic, MN Purpose: Educate patients so they better understand how Mayo Clinic is using the information and bio-specimens they provide to improve care all for cholangiocarcinoma patients.   Download the Powerpoint Presentation  

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Modeling Cholangiocarcinoma Webinar from Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation on Vimeo. “Like all cancers, cholangiocarcinoma is a genetic disease.  I will present our effort to comprehensively characterize the genetic landscape of cholangiocarcinoma and to use this information to develop genetically representative models of this disease that will serve as instrumental tools in our search for novel therapies. ”  –…

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New Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Clinical Trial from Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation on Vimeo. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma affect approximately 2000 people a year in the US. Many patients are not able to have an operation to remove the bile duct cancer. We are preparing to enroll patients in a clinical trial which includes patients who can have an operation and…

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Feeling Guilty for Having Cancer from Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation on Vimeo. No one asks for cancer, but when the diagnosis is confirmed some patients feel guilty for being sick! In this informative webinar, Dr. Geret Giles discusses the phenomena of Patient Guilt and what we can do about it–for ourselves and for the ones we love.

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Grant Recipient Reports on Research Progress from Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation on Vimeo. Surbpong Tanasanvimon received a LIFe recipient grant from The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation in 2012 this grant was awarded through the Conquer Cancer Foundation (which is the non-profit arm of ASCO). He recently had the opportunity to present his research at the 2013 GI Symposium.

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Dr. Lewis Roberts from The Mayo Clinical will highlight details about the patient registry at The Mayo Clinic, and how this registry can assist with efforts in advancing research of bile duct cancer.

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Have you found the clinical trial process confusing? Or are you looking for additional information on the available bile duct cancer clinical… posted: Feb. 19, 2010

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