Thymosin β10 as a predictive biomarker of response to 5-fluorouracil chemotherapy in cholangiocarcinoma.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27236157

Dynamic enhancement patterns of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma in cirrhosis on contrast-enhanced computed tomography: risk of misdiagnosis as hepatocellular carcinoma.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27226026

Evaluation of Cholangiocarcinoma Risk and its Related Factors in Wetland Geographical Communities of Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27221857

Surveillance of Populations at Risk of Cholangiocarcinoma Development in Rural Communities of Thailand Using the Korat-CCA Verbal Screening Test.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27221919

National Cancer Survivors Day 2016: Communities to Celebrate Cancer Survivors, Raise Awareness on June 5

On Sunday, June 5, 2016, cancer survivors and supporters in communities around the world will gather to celebrate the 29th annual National Cancer Survivors Day® and raise awareness of the issues of cancer survivorship.

There are nearly 14.5 million people living with and beyond cancer in the U.S. today, and more than 32 million cancer survivors worldwide. On Sunday, June 5, 2016, communities around the world will gather to recognize these cancer survivors as part of the 29th annual National Cancer Survivors Day®.

National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held on the first Sunday in June. It is the one day each year that people around the world come together to recognize the cancer survivors in their community, to raise awareness of the challenges these survivors face, and, most importantly, to celebrate life.

According to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, administrator for the celebration, "A 'survivor' is anyone living with a history of cancer - from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life."

"When most people hear the word 'cancer,' they automatically think the worst," says Foundation spokesperson, Laura Shipp. "But the truth is that more people are living longer and better quality lives after cancer than ever before. National Cancer Survivors Day® is an opportunity for these cancer survivors - and those who support them - to come together and celebrate this new reality in cancer survivorship.

"But this is also a day where we want to bring attention to the hardships cancer survivors still face. These include not just physical side effects but also psychological, social, and emotional distress, as well as significant financial hardships. Our Foundation hopes that NCSD serves as a call to action for further research, more resources, and increased public awareness to improve quality of life for cancer survivors."

Everyone knows someone who's life has been touched by cancer. The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation is encouraging all citizens to participate in their community's event. To locate the one nearest you, check with your local cancer treatment center, hospital, or American Cancer Society office. Or you can host an event of your own using the resources available through the National Cancer Survivors Day® website, http://www.ncsd.org/

The nonprofit National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation provides free guidance, education, and networking resources and assistance to hundreds of hospitals, support groups, and other cancer-related organizations that host official National Cancer Survivors Day® events in their communities. The Foundation's primary mission is to bring awareness to the issues of cancer survivorship in order to better the quality of life for cancer survivors.

As the number of cancer survivors continues to grow, it is becoming ever more important to address the unique needs of these survivors. Many face limited access to healthcare specialists, a lack of information about promising new treatments, inadequate or no insurance, difficulty finding employment, and psychosocial struggles. Once active treatment ends, cancer survivors still must cope with the long-term effects of cancer, which can include ongoing physical side effects as well as potentially devastating financial setbacks.

The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, along with NCSD 2016 national sponsors Amgen, Astellas, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Coping with Cancer magazine, is encouraging a greater commitment to lessening the burden of cancer survivorship.

"Cancer survivors are now living much longer after diagnosis thanks to advances in modern medicine. And the strides researchers are making in cancer treatment are amazing to see," says Shipp. "However, we need to do a better job of addressing the hardships cancer survivors face beyond treatment."

Leading up to National Cancer Survivors Day®, the NCSD Foundation urges everyone to spread the message that there is life after cancer - and that's something to celebrate - but we can still do more to lessen the burdens of cancer survivorship. The following are suggested posts for your social media sites:
On Facebook: There is life after cancer - it is beautiful, it is meaningful, and it is something to celebrate - but we can still do more to lessen the burden of cancer survivorship. Join us as we #CelebrateLife and raise awareness on National Cancer Survivors Day, June 5. #NCSD2016
On Twitter: We can do more to lessen the burden of cancer. #CelebrateLife, raise awareness on National Cancer Survivors Day, June 5. #NCSD2016

National Cancer Survivors Day® 2016 is sponsored nationally by Amgen, Astellas, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Coping with Cancer magazine, with support from Genentech, Raquel Welch® Signature Wig Collection, and Teva Oncology.

About the Foundation
The nonprofit National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation (ncsd.org) provides free guidance, education, and support to hundreds of hospitals, support groups, and other cancer-related organizations that host National Cancer Survivors Day® events in their communities. The Foundation's primary mission is to bring awareness to the issues of cancer survivorship in order to better the quality of life for cancer survivors.

About National Cancer Survivors Day®
National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community. On National Cancer Survivors Day®, thousands gather across the globe to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring.

It is a day for everyone, whether you're a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional. This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer - including America's 14.5 million cancer survivors - to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way. It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors' quality of life.

National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation
(615)794-3006  ncsd.org

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Have a great time and will see you when you get back!!

And yes, getting one's life back does sound good!!

smile

Changes in the types of liver diseases requiring hepatic resection: a single-institution experience of 9016 cases over a 10-year period.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27212990

Thailand study explores cancer risk of eating raw fish

http://www.finchannel.com/index.php/soc … ating-raw-

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Dear Meriza,

I am so very sorry indeed to hear of the passing of your dad. Please accept my sincere condolences. I too lost my dad to this cancer back in 2009 and I so know the pain that you feel right now. Please know that we are all here for you and my thoughts are with your family right now.

Hugs,

Gavin

Resectable Cholangiocarcinoma: Reviewing the Role of Adjuvant Strategies.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27199577

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Sharon,

I am sorry to hear this latest news about Phil and agree with Marion that you so deserve answers to the questions that you have. So please, please speak with the doctors as soon as you can and ask them anything and everything, especially about what you have been reading.  Please know as well that we are here for you and I am thinking of you and Phil and sending loads of positive thoughts too.

Hugs,

Gavin

Differentiation of mass-forming intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma from poorly differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma: based on the multivariate analysis of contrast-enhanced computed tomography findings.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27193795

Adjuvant gemcitabine monotherapy for resectable perihilar cholangiocarcinoma with lymph node involvement: a propensity score matching analysis.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27194019

Predictive Factors of Biliary Tract Cancer in Anomalous Union of the Pancreaticobiliary Duct.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27196455

Guggulsterone-induced apoptosis in cholangiocarcinoma cells through ROS/JNK signaling pathway.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27186398

Estimation of the Incidence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Cholangiocarcinoma in Songkhla, Thailand, 1989-2013, Using Multiple Imputation Method.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27188200

Combined hepatocellular cholangiocarcinoma: Controversies to be addressed.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27182157

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Hi Jack,

Thanks for that and for linking your blog in the blog section here on the site as well. That way a load of people here will be able to take a look and I know that a ton of lurkers will take a look also. As for taking a look, I will sure do so myself!

Loving your attitude to everything as well and you know I just have to say this to you.... on yer bike! smile

All the best,

Gavin

Great news Kathy, thanks for that! And yep, agree with Lainy and Marion, stable is good!!!

Hugs,

Gavin

Dear Amy,

I am so very sorry indeed to hear of the passing of your husband. Please accept my sincere condolences. I wish there was something that I could say right now that would help ease the pain that you feel. Please know that we are all here for you and will help if we can. I too can not add anything to what the others have said to you about the drugs you mention. My thoughts are with you and your family right now.

Hugs,

Gavin

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Thanks for that Tiah and hope that all goes well with your mum and the SIRT treatment. Please let us know how it all goes and a happy birthday to your mum as well!

Hugs,

Gavin

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I too am very sorry to hear this news. Please know that I am thinking of you and Ron and please know as well that we are all here for you.

Hugs,

Gavin

A Glasgow Tipple-transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt insertion prior to Whipple resection.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27177892

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Hi Kernos,

That is great that you have started the trial and I will keep everything crossed for you on this! Please let us know how things go with it all and great as well to hear that you are educating the trainee docs on CC as well. Please let us know how that also goes!

My best to you,

Gavin