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Cups & Cakes 5: "European Cholangiocarcinoma Network: a pan-European multidisciplinary project to fight cholangiocarcinoma"

28 June 2021

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Cups & Cakes webinar series
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28 June 2021

Presentation Abstract

Cholangiocarcinoma is considered one of the deadliest cancers and its incidence is increasing constantly and dramatically in Europe. Although cholangiocarcinoma subtypes share common features, there are important inter- and intra-tumour variability. Cholangiocarcinoma heterogeneity has limited the development of tools for early diagnosis and effective treatment. European Cholangiocarcinoma Network aimed to dissect the heterogeneity of cholangiocarcinoma and to conduct correlation studies among multiple registries of data which investigate different aspects of this malignancy. In particular, registries of clinical, histological, radiological, and molecular data are under construction and will be the solid basis for unprecedented correlation studies necessary for a profound knowledge of the paramount heterogeneity of this malignancy which is considered the main obstacle for an effective precision and personalized medicine.

Meet the speaker

Vincenzo Cardinale MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at Sapienza University of Rome. In 2005 he graduated in Medicine and Surgery at Sapienza University of Rome, under the mentorship of Prof. Domenico Alvaro, who continue mentor him. He discovered stem/progenitor cell niches in biliary tree and studied their role in regeneration, liver diseases, diabetes, and malignancies. Following his investigations biliary research has been revisited. His pioneering studies have been recognized and confirmed in multidisciplinary settings delivering advances in primary sclerosing cholangitis, cholangiocarcinoma, non-anastomotic biliary strictures, and biliary diseases with pancreatic counterparts. His investigations on niches of stem/progenitor cells in biliary tree, pancreas and duodenum open ground-breaking perspectives in regenerative medicine. Dr. Cardinale is currently coordinating a pan-European network to fight cholangiocarcinoma.

Speaker Affiliations

  • Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Clinical Unit, Division of Gastroenterology, Umberto I Policlinico of Rome
  • Research Lab., Department of Translational and Precision Medicine, Umberto I Policlinico of Rome, Viale dell’Università 37, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Monday 28 June 2021, 10:00-11:00 CET
  • Registration: as this event is only offered to the CIVIS Community, please contact Julie Hyzewicz for more information.