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The Pledge

Establishing a global voice in cholangiocarcinoma

Pledge of support

Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a primary liver cancer affecting the bile ducts within, or outside, the liver. CCA has a high mortality rate due to its aggressive nature.1,2

CCA symptoms are non-specific, so diagnosis is difficult and often occurs during the later stages of disease, by which time curative treatment measures are not an option. The average 5-year survival rate is just 5-10%, with the majority of patients surviving less than 12 months following diagnosis.3

The Global Cholangiocarcinoma Alliance (GCA) is establishing a global voice in CCA by bringing together a community of advocates to help us raise awareness of the disease, but we need your help!

You can help us raise awareness. You can make a difference. You can sign our pledge #PledgeforCCA.

What is #PledgeforCCA?


Our pledge aims to grow our network of dedicated advocates who share our vision to improve the quality of life for all people living with CCA. Anyone can be an advocate, from healthcare professionals and people living with CCA to caregivers and researchers.

Why sign the pledge?


We want to increase overall awareness of CCA to ensure our community of advocates are educated on the symptoms and risk factors, to help people living with CCA achieve earlier diagnosis and improved patient outcomes.

I'm ready to pledge my support! What are the pledges?


We want to focus on specific, actionable ways our community can pledge their support, which is why we are asking you to commit to three simple actions that can make a meaningful difference to those living with CCA around the world.

I pledge to support the GCA, by:

  SHOW: Help 3 people to learn about the signs & symptoms of CCA by printing & sharing with them the CCA Signs & Symptoms factsheet here to drive earlier detection and diagnosis, and take a selfie together

  TELL: Tag 3 other people in a post on social media encouraging them to sign the CCA pledge at the following link to show their commitment to raising awareness and increasing education of CCA: http://bit.ly/3HvXtcP

  SHARE: Share a photo on social media with a friend or family member who has learnt about CCA and/or share a social media post here highlighting why you are raising awareness

  AMPLIFY: Don’t forget to post all of your activity with the hashtags #PledgeforCCA and #WorldCCADay on your social media channels so we can grow the community and others can see your support!

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Terms & Conditions

1. Bridgewater J. et al. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. J of Hepatology. 2014 Jun; 60(6):1268–1289. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhep.2014.01.021
2. Banales J.M. et al., Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology (13)261-280 (2016)
3. Anderson C.D. et al. Diagnosis and treatment of cholangiocarcinoma. Oncologist. 2004 Feb; 9(1):43–57. DOI: 10.1634/theoncologist.9-1-43

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On February 16, it is time to unite and mark World Cholangiocarcinoma Day, and we need your help to raise much needed awareness of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). All activities are quick and easy to implement.

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