FLC article published in OncLive

An article on fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC) featuring Dr. Mark Yarchoan, a liver cancer specialist and assistant professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, was recently published in OncLive, as part of its “Rare Cancer Series”. The October 21st article, Lessons Learned May Hold the Key for Improving Outcomes in Fibrolamellar Carcinoma, …

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Article explains importance of genomic testing

A recent article in CONQUER magazine explains the differences between genetic testing and genomic analysis, and why patients with rare cancers should have a genomic profile done. The full article, titled “Treating Rare Cancers Can Be Hard: Why Genomic Testing Is Crucial“, can be read here. CONQUER magazine features articles written by and for patients with …

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Rare Cancer Day Webinar

On Thursday, September 30, FCF leadership moderated a Rare Cancer Day webinar sponsored by the National Organization for Rare Disorders’ (NORD) Rare Cancer Coalition. This 45-minute webinar, “Rare Cancers: Breaking Down Barriers to Diagnosis, Treatment and Research“, discusses rare cancer challenges and offers insights to assist those who are impacted. Topics covered include the challenges …

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FibroConnect program launched

When someone is diagnosed with fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC), they can feel isolated and alone. An extremely valuable source of support for FLC patients is finding a mentor who has already been navigating their own journey with the disease. Thanks to the efforts of many fibrolamellar community members including Tracy Oeltjenbruns and Melissa Findley, FCF is …

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Fibrolamellar calendars are back!

Thanks to the efforts of Jenny Carroll, we are bringing back the fibrolamellar calendars for the 2022 year! The calendars, featuring fibrolamellar fighters past and present, are currently being designed. Click here to learn more, to provide pictures to be featured in the calendar, or to reserve your copy.

Fibrolamellar fighter’s story featured by University of Colorado Cancer Center

The University of Colorado Cancer Center recently published the inspiring story of how Ella Neal beat stage IV fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC). Many thanks to Ella for sharing this account of her fibrolamellar journey and for donating tumor tissue to the FCF BioBank to support research into new FLC treatments. Hopefully, efforts like Ella’s to build …

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Princess Máxima Center announces FCF support of research effort

An announcement by the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology, a center that brings together the complex care and research for children with cancer in the Netherlands, describes a new research effort supported by FCF. In this new study, Benedetta Artegiani will apply her experience researching organoids to determine the role BAP1 plays in fibrolamellar …

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Fibrolamellar patient participation requested in National Cancer Institute (NCI) study

Fibrolamellar patients are encouraged to participate in the Natural History Study of Rare Solid Tumors, currently underway at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland. The purpose of this study is to better understand how rare solid tumors develop and grow. Natural history studies like this will help researchers learn more about fibrolamellar carcinoma …

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