Our Blog...Cholangio-what??

The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation’s Blog has been home to a variety of content ranging from patient perspectives to updates on medical advancements.  Contributors like patients Sarah Bennett, Cait Telaak, Helen Scott, Susan Braden, George Riddle, Lisa Layton, and Marcia Van Gorden share news and personal anecdotes, and the blog also serves as a resource for you to familiarize themselves with the Foundation.  Keep an eye out for new posts as together we explore the world of Cholangiocarcinoma and the tireless work towards a cure!

We're always looking to share good news.  If you have something you'd like to share, please reach out to Allison Deragon at allison.deragon@cholangiocarcinoma.org.

Cholangiocarcinoma Patients with a Specific Genetic Biomarker Now have a New Treatment Option

By Rick Pollock | June 14, 2017

FDA grants approval to Merk & Co. for Keytruda (pembrolizumab) “The hope is that advanced genetic information will one day be able to identify which…


By Rick Pollock | April 4, 2017

Our friends at Memorial Sloan Kettering have put together an excellent animation explaining Immunotherapy.

CCF meets with CASCAP and the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation of Thailand

By Rick Pollock | March 17, 2017

From our friends at CASCAP … CASCAP and together with the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation of Thailand hosted a meeting with Prof. John Bridgewater University of London,…

Andrea’s Night 2017

By Rick Pollock | February 15, 2017

Andrea’s Night “On the 50 Yard Line” was held on January 14, 2017 in Evansville, IN, by Dan Fuquay and Andrea Remembered in memory of…

Mom goes from ‘crummy cancer’ to NY Fashion Week

By Rick Pollock | February 8, 2017

Lisa Layton was told she had about a year to live in 2013 Read the whole story here.

Five Biopharma Companies Headline Industry Night at Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Annual Conference

By Rick Pollock | January 19, 2017

ArQule, ASLAN Pharmaceuticals, Delcath Systems, Inc, InnoPharmax and Leap Therapeutics to Present Clinical Trial Concepts to International Research Network Truly, the best GI cancer meeting…

Saha Laboratory Opens Doors to Study Highly Lethal Cancer of the Bile Ducts

By Rick Pollock | November 10, 2016

Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Sees Great Promise in New Research Lab [SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (November 9, 2016) With the opening of the Saha Laboratory for Liver…

Fall 2016 Newsletter

By Rick Pollock | October 11, 2016

FROM OUR PRESIDENT This issue of the newsletter marks an exciting milestone for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (CCF), as we are celebrating our tenth anniversary. As…

Cancer Moonshot

By Rick Pollock | September 21, 2016

National Cancer MoonShot 2020 New Hope for Rare Cancers Before July of 1969, our nation thought that landing on the moon would be an impossible…

Charlie Chanaratsopon, CEO and Founder of “Charming Charlie” Cares

By Rick Pollock | September 13, 2016

The abbreviation for cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer is “CC” however, one “CC” patient in Oregon prefers to think of it as “Charming…

Campaign for the CURE: Meet Kris Jacobs

By Rick Pollock | July 31, 2016

My name is Kris and my journey began in Feb. 2011 when my back started hurting. The band of pain from my back to my chest was excruciating. I was vomiting…

Campaign for the CURE – Meet Sarah and her husband Andy

By Rick Pollock | July 26, 2016

Sarah Pieh was born in Adrian, Michigan on New Year’s Eve 1976. From a young age Sarah had a distinctive love of reading, traveling, and…