In the November 23rd issue of the San Francisco Chronicle, The Bili Project Foundation was mentioned as a key partner with the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center in establishing a liver cancer tissue bank to collect samples for scientist worldwide.
Further complicating matters is that, since it’s so difficult to remove the tumors, scientists have a tough time harvesting useful samples of liver cancer cells for research. Just this month, UCSF announced that it is partnering with the Bili Project Foundation in San Francisco to open a liver cancer tissue bank to collect samples for scientists worldwide.
“Finding a new direction to approach this particularly challenging cancer type is critical,” said Dr. Robin Kate Kelly, a gastrointestinal cancer specialist at UCSF who is helping put together the tissue bank. “Our conventional strategies haven’t been nearly as successful with liver cancer.