Extrahepatic bile duct cancer

Common Name(s)

Extrahepatic bile duct cancer

The bile duct is a tube in the body that collects bile from the liver. It combines with the gallbladder to form the common bile duct, which carries the bile into the small intestine to help breakdown food from the stomach. Extrahepatic bile duct cancer is a rare cancer found in the part of the bile duct that is outside the liver. Symptoms include jaundice (yellow skin or yellow in the whites of the eyes), abdomenal pain, fever, and itchy skin. Certain liver diseases, colitis (swelling in the large intestine), choledochal cysts (a birth defect), and infection from a Chinese liver fluke parasite are all risk factors. Treatment depends on the stage of the cancer, whether the tumor is in the upper or lower part of the duct, and whether the cancer has just been diagnosed or has come back. Treatment options include surgery to remove the tumor, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or possible clinical trials.

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Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

Our mission is to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by cholangiocarcinoma

Last Updated: 1 May 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Extrahepatic bile duct cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

Cancer Hope Network

To provide one-on-one support to people undergoing treatment for cancer and to their families. We provide this support by training individuals who have recovered from cancer and matching them with cancer patients currently undergoing a similar experience. Through this matching process, we strive to instill hope and to make a difference in their fight against cancer.

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Last Updated: 29 Jul 2015

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Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

Our mission is to find a cure and improve the quality of life for those affected by cholangiocarcinoma

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Last Updated: 1 May 2015

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Extrahepatic bile duct cancer" returned 12 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Role of adjuvant radiotherapy for localized extrahepatic bile duct cancer.
 

Author(s): Yi-Jun Kim, Kyubo Kim, Seog Ki Min, Eun Mi Nam

Journal: Br J Radiol. 2017 Mar;90(1071):20160807.

 

To evaluate the benefit of adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) after surgical resection for extrahepatic bile duct (EHBD) cancer.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Surgery Alone Versus Surgery Followed by Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy in Resected Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer: Treatment Outcome Analysis of 336 Patients.
 

Author(s): Jung Ho Im, Jinsil Seong, Ik Jae Lee, Joon Seong Park, Dong Sup Yoon, Kyung Sik Kim, Woo Jung Lee, Kyung Ran Park

Journal: Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Apr;48(2):583-95.

 

This study analyzed the outcomes of patients with resected extrahepatic bile duct cancer (EHBDC) in order to clarify the role of adjuvant treatments in these patients.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Long-term trends in incidence and mortality of intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile duct cancer in Japan.
 

Author(s): Mai Utada, Yuko Ohno, Tomoko Tamaki, Tomotaka Sobue, Ginji Endo

Journal: J Epidemiol. 2014 ;24(3):193-9.

 

A report of multiple cases of bile duct cancer at a Japanese printing company raised concern about such cancers. We examined long-term trends in bile duct cancer in Japan.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Prospective Evaluation of the Ablation Therapy With Bipolar Radio Frequency for Nonresectable Bile Duct Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Nonresectable Bile Duct Cancer

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2018

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Safety and Efficacy of Modified Folfirinox Versus Gemcis in Bile Duct Tumours
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Bile Duct Cancer

 

Last Updated: 26 Jun 2017

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Safety and Tumoricidal Effect of Low Dose Foscan PDT in Patients With Inoperable Bile Duct Cancers
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cholangiocarcinoma; Tumor; Klatskin Tumor

 

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2018

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