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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!

Surgical Management of Cholangiocarcinoma – State of the Art and Beyond

By Rick Pollock | November 3, 2014

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…

Using Patients’ Own Immune System to Knock-out Cancer: Adoptive Cell Therapy

By Rick Pollock | October 11, 2014

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…

Video: My Toughest Marathon-A Runner’s Perspective on Cancer

By Rick Pollock | September 30, 2014

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…

Webinar: Palliative Surgery for Patients with Cholangiocarcinoma

By Rick Pollock | August 22, 2014

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…

Free Webinar- Update on Cholangiocarcinoma

By Rick Pollock | July 10, 2014

An Important FREE Webinar: “Update on Cholangiocarcinoma: What we have learned from the International Hepatobilliary Neoplasia Biorepository” When: Monday, July 14, 2014 4:00-5:00 PM (EST)…

Webinar: Update on Cholangiocarcinoma – What we have learned from the International Hepatobiliary Neoplasia Biorepository

By Rick Pollock | July 7, 2014

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…

Support the 2014 Sonoma Bili Project Experience – August 2nd 2014

By Rick Pollock | June 30, 2014

For those of you in the Sonoma, CA area, please consider attending “The 2014 Sonoma Bili Project Experience” on August 2nd hosted by The Bili…

BEATING The Odds: Valarie Spiser-Albert

By Rick Pollock | June 25, 2014

Cholangiocarcinoma patient, Valarie Spiser–Albert beat the odds with her positive attitude Three years ago, Valarie Spiser-Albert was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma.  She was told she had…

The 2014 Journey for Jo 5K Run/Walk & Kids Dash

By Rick Pollock | June 18, 2014

Who was Jo Bryant? Jo Bryant was a healthy, working teacher and a very involved mother and grandmother when she went to the doctor for…

Reflections on Being a Dad: Bill Merriam

By Rick Pollock | June 13, 2014

                   Forty years after becoming a father for the first time, six children and thirteen grandchildren later,…

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