Bile Duct Cancer – Rare but Numbers are Growing
Cancer Newsline - 03/12/2012
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 Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; and Milind Javle, M.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Oncology, all at The University of Texas MD Anderson, discuss the basics including treatment, and surgery options for bile duct cancer patients.