1. Webinar: Surgical Management of Cholangiocarcinoma – State of the Art and Beyond


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    We are pleased to present Dr. Kato’s perspective of the complexity of liver and biliary surgery, says Marion Schwartz, CCF Chief Advocacy Officer. She added: “This potentially curative surgery as well as the benefits of surgical palliation are of great interest to our patient community.” This webinar featured Dr. Tomoaki Kato, a renowned expert in liver and intestinal transplantation and complex abdominal and hepatobiliary surgeries. Since 2008, Dr. Kato has served as Chief of the Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. He has been leading the institution’s liver transplant program, using both deceased and living donor livers. This session focused on current techniques being used for surgical management of cholangiocarcinoma and the promise of potential treatments for patients in the future. There was also a Q&A.

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


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      Join Dr. Steven A. Rosenberg (National Cancer Institute) and Dr. Eric Tran (National Institutes of Health) in a webinar about NIH clinical trial NCT01174121 using adoptive cell therapy, a technique that harnesses a person’s own immune system to battle cancer. Dr. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D, a pioneer in the development of adoptive cell therapy, discussed the background, objectives and frequently asked questions about this clinical trial. Dr. Tran, Ph.D., explained how scientists at the NIH were able to grow billions of immune cells that were infused back into patients to melt away tumors and how this therapy could apply to a wide range of cancers. Melinda Bachini shared her journey as a cholangiocarcinoma patient and participant in this ground-breaking clinical trial.

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      • Caregiving, Cancer and Contentious Love


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        This was made for a client's Indigogo campaign. "A memoir about an 18-month journey as caregiver for my mother, who died from cholangiocarcinoma." author Linda Goin

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        • Web Chat: My Toughest Marathon: A Runner’s Perspective on Cancer


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          Bill is the father of 6 and grandfather of 13. He was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma in 2009. In this inspirational video, he shares his “story” and perspective on cancer from a marathon runner’s point-of-view: “I have cancer but I am not going to let it stop me from being an active participant in the most active way that can as a father, spouse, and as a family-head so it becomes the new normal . . . I have a disease, the disease doesn’t have me.”

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          • Palliative Surgery for Patients with Cholangiocarcinoma


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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, nimage1-15ausea and/or vomiting. Palliative surgery or endoscopic procedures may be able to provide relief of symptoms. We will be discussing the role of biliary bypass and stenting for bile duct blockages as well the role of surgery and stenting for intestinal blockages. Dr. Scott Celinski is a surgical oncologist who specializes in treating complex cancers of the liver and pancreas. He currently serves as the Director of the Pancreatic Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. His earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency in General Surgery at George Washington University. He completed fellowships in Surgical Oncology and Hepatobiliary Surgery (at the University of Pittsburgh) and Critical Care (at George Washington University). When not at the hospital, Dr. Celinski enjoys beekeeping, gardening, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

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


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              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.

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              • The TargetCancer Foundation Story


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                A short film about TargetCancer Foundation, its work supporting rare cancer research, and its founder, Paul Poth. Learn more at www.targetcancerfoundation.org. Directed by Steve DePino Photography (www.stevedepino.com).

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                • Modeling Cholangiocarcinoma Webinar


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                  Like all cancers, cholangiocarcinoma is a genetic disease. Dr. Saha presented their 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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                  • Understanding Cancer in the Age of Genomics


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                    Understanding Cancer in the Age of Genomics 7-16-13 11.00 AM

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