Medical advances improve bile duct cancer outcomes

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/medical-advances-improve-bile/id4318... Patients with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer), show no signs of the disease early on. Bile duct cancer usually presents at an advanced stage, which carries a poor prognosis. New advances in medical treatment offer hope. Milind Javle, M.D., associate professor in Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses new therapies for bile duct cancer, including,...

Bile Duct Cancer – Rare but Numbers are Growing

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Download from itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/bile-duct-cancer-rare-but/id43184821... . Bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma) is rare. There are 4,000 – 5,000 newly-diagnosed cases in the United States each year, and the numbers are growing. It’s important to get the disease treated at a multidisplinary facility that specializes in bile duct cancer. Thomas Aloia, M.D., Assistant Professor in Surgical Oncology; Boris Blechacz, M.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of...