A LuLaRoe Fundraiser to Support Bili!

The Bili Project Foundation is proud to have supporters like you! Live in the Pennsylvania area? Join Stephanie at her LuluRoe Open House on July 29th as she helps raise awareness and funds for hepatobiliary cancers! A portion of the proceeds will go to help The Bili Project Foundation. Thank you Stephanie and Angelyn for your support!

Save the Date!

Hungry for Health?

Join us in Ojai, CA on September 17-18th for Proactive Health Labs’ (pH Labs) Hungry for Health fundraising event. Proactive Health Labs’ mission is to make it easier to lead a healthier life, reduce the incidence of chronic disease and obtain better health information for a healthier future!

Proceeds to Benefit Proactive Health Labs and The Bili Project Foundation!

Registration and event details coming soon!

Join Us!

Join us at the 6th Annual Vincent Acquisto Memorial Golf Tournament. Your purchase of a $100 raffle ticket offers you the chance to win a trip to Tuscany, Italy! Proceeds from the raffle will benefit The Bili Project Foundation. For more information on the 6th annual event, please visit the event page HERE.

HBTB Patient Enrollment Numbers Are Growing!

Currently, as of February 9, 2017, there are 322 patients with banked samples in the UCSF Hepatobiliary Tissue Tumor Bank. As mentioned before, the Foundation believes that the ongoing maintenance of such a bank, specifically for Hepatobiliary tumors, will significantly enhance the ability to accurately diagnose and treat patients with these deadly diseases.

The graph below summarizes the patient enrollment data for the Hepatobiliary Tissue Bank. When the HBTB was activated it started out with 25 cases that were migrated from a pre-existing collection – a clinical trial that began years before the tissue bank opened. The UCSF Medical team definitely has made significant strides in obtaining samples to continue research efforts in finding early detection methods and treatments towards a cure for hepatobiliary cancers.


The collaboration map below shows the institutions across the nation who are working and collaborating together on several projects involving hepatobiliary cancers. See below to find some of our newest institutions join in as an HBTB Specimen/Data Collaborators. The various projects include genome wide association studies and retrospective studies wherein UCSF accesses the repository of specimens and data in the bank. This sharing of data and specimens allows UCSF, a regional cancer center along with these highly respected cancer hospitals and institutions to work together to advance hepatobiliary cancer research.

Today is World Cholangiocarcinoma Day!

World Cholangiocarcinoma Day is an international effort to raise much-needed awareness of Cholangiocarcinoma, a devastating cancer that occurs in the bile ducts in or outside the liver. This poorly understood and under researched disease is increasing in incidence globally – we believe collaboration is the way forward.

To help spread the word, our sister company – The Law Offices of Stephenson, Acquisto & Colman helped us to further raise awareness by playing the #WhispersGame. Cholangiocarcinoma is the cancer no-one can say and no-one talks about. So, it’s time to get the word out, help to fight this disease and help to spread the word. Are you ready for the challenge? It’s now your turn! #WorldCCADay

You can learn more about World Cholangiocarcinoma Day HERE.

World Cholangiocarinoma Day 2017

World Cholangiocarcinoma Day is an international effort to raise much-needed awareness of cholangiocarcinoma, a devastating cancer that occurs in the bile ducts in or outside the liver. This poorly understood and under researched disease is increasing in incidence globally – we believe collaboration is the way forward.

The Bili Project Foundation is proud to be a partner in the second ever World Cholangiocarinoma Day in an effort to raise awareness of this silent killer.


Share the global awareness message on social media, and with friends and family.

We need your help to raise much needed awareness of cholangiocarcinoma. Become part of the collective voice of those advocating for patients with this devastating cancer. Join with us in telling the world that cholangiocarcinoma is a cancer that can’t be ignored.


  • Many don’t know what cholangiocarcinoma is, and that lack of awarenesss is a major problem.
  • Most with cholangiocarcinoma are diagnosed too late for potentially curative surgery – ways to
    earlier diagnosis are desperately needed.
  • We need to stand together and tell the world that cholangiocarcinoma is a cancer that can’t be ignored.
  • We need to talk about cholangiocarcinoma.
  • Find out more about cholangiocarcinoma on the pages CCA: The facts and CCA: The statistics
    and on the websites of the World Cholangiocarcinoma Day partners listed on the Home page.
Visit for more information.

*All information courtesy of

Minerals! The Forgotten Nutrient

The Bili Project Foundation to Benefit From Sales of New Book!


We’ve got some exciting news to share! The Bili Project Foundation’s Co-Founder, Joy Stephenson-Laws, has written a book and part of the proceeds will benefit The Bili Project Foundation. There is a chapter that discusses the relationship between minerals and cancer and we hope you will support our foundation by purchasing this book or considering gifting it to a loved one.

Remember, it’s never too late to start taking steps to improve your health.

 Click HERE to purchase!

The 7th Annual Ruesch Symposium is Just Weeks Away!

Join us at the 7th Annual Ruesch Symposium, December 1,2,3!

CLICK HERE to view the current agenda. Patients and caregivers are encouraged to attend.

The Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers Mission: Combining expertise in molecular medicine, translational research, and a patient-centered philosophy, the Ruesch Center will realize the dream of individualized curative therapies through research, care, and advocacy.

This years program will broken out into 3 parts over the course of 3 days with the last day featuring a patient symposium.

  • PART 1 of the Symposium, on December 1, “GI Cancers 2016: Year in Review,” will present disease-specific in-depth updates on progress in research and care of GI cancer patients, from our Ruesch medical oncology team.
  • PART 2 of the symposium, on December 2, is titled, “Collaborative Cancer Care – A Multidisciplinary Approach,” and will include interactive sessions related to the multidisciplinary management of GI cancer care. Content will be presented in three tracks; Medical Oncology, Surgery/Radiation Oncology, and Nursing/Patient Advocacy interspersed with plenaries focusing on key areas of change in GI.
  • PART 3,our Patient Symposium on December 3 will bring patients and family’s disease-specific information and education, tools for managing their cancer care, and engage them in a discussion of the promise of emerging therapeutic approaches in cancer care and the concerns related to understanding the growing array of treatment options.


SURVEY: Identifying The Unmet Needs Of GI Cancer Patients

On behalf of the GI Cancers Alliance, co-chair Martha Raymond created a brief 12 question survey to assess the unmet needs of the GI cancer patient & survivor community. Identifying & better understanding these unmet needs will help shape our programming and education efforts for @GICAlliance moving forward.

CLICK HERE to complete.


The 2016 Vince Acquisto Memorial Golf Tournament was a Success!

More than 85 golfers tee’d it up at the 5th Annual Vince Acquisto Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, October 10, 2016, at Blackhawk Country Club. The winning foursome in the scramble format was Ed Moses, Neil Melloy, Greg Handy and Scott Mattic. Paula Wogan won the Marshmellow drive and Karen Maxwell won the Womens longest drive.

After the round of golf, dinner guests enjoyed a cocktail hour featuring a silent auction featuring golf memorabilia and wine. The foundation raised a grand total of $18,665.79 which will go towards continued efforts in finding a cure for hepatobiliary cancers.

For more information on how you can join in on the fun at next year’s event please email

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