CanLiv International Hepatobiliary Cancers Research Consortium
CanLiv is pleased to announce the creation of the CanLiv International Hepatobiliary Cancers Research Consortium. The effort is spearheaded by The CanLiv Foundation.
Hepatobiliary cancers are commonly referred to as “orphan tumors” due to the lack of research, funding and awareness of these cancers. The CanLiv International Hepatobiliary Cancers Research Consortium will gather doctors and researchers from around the world to pool data, specimens and research concepts to better understand hepatobiliary cancers.
The consortium will focus its efforts on three initiatives: an International Hepatobiliary Cancers Registry, a Virtual Biospecimen Repository and a Hepatobiliary Cancer Research Grant Program.
CanLiv will lead the efforts by providing an organizational infrastructure, sponsoring an annual Hepatobiliary Research Symposium and managing the Grant Program.
Founding Consortium members include:
- Oliver Bathe, M.D. Professor, Departments of Surgery/Oncology, Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute - University of Calgary
- Mitesh J. Borad, M.D. Department of Hematology-Oncology, Mayo Clinic Arizona
- Anthony El –Khoueiry, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Southern California, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Kaoru Kiguchi, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Dell Pediatric Research Institute, Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin
- David C. Linehan, M.D. Chief, Section of HPB/GI Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
- Tushar Patel, MBChB, Professor of Medicine, Department of Transplantation Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida
- Lewis Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Center for Cell Signaling in Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Minnesota
- Carlos Romero-Marrero, M.D. Department of Gastroenterology Hepatology, Cleveland Clinic
- Aaron Sasson, M.D. Chief Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center
- Rachna Schroff, M.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
- Abby Siegel, M.D. Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University
- Charmaine Stewart, M.D. Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, University of Minnesota
- Melanie B. Thomas, M.D., M.S. Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of Clinical Investigation, Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina
- Stephen Williamson, M.D. Professor of Medicine, University of Kansas Cancer Center
Last Updated on 2/11/2013 1:38:18 PM