The Global Cholangiocarcinoma Alliance (GCA) came together for the first time on February 12, 2019, and has united to establish a global voice in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). An alliance of physicians, patients, healthcare professionals, researchers, and patient advocacy groups, with a shared vision to raise the awareness of CCA in order to improve prevention, survival, and the quality of life of patients with CCA globally. The GCA has a dedicated and highly experienced global steering committee, which includes representatives from across the globe, who meet regularly to steer and guide the initiative.
The mission of the GCA is to drive awareness of CCA globally through community collaborations, while continuing to raise awareness of the resources and support currently available.
Partnered with several organizations from all over the world, the GCA works to support areas where an unmet need exists for the CCA community, including marking World Cholangiocarcinoma Day to raise awareness of CCA and to encourage early and accurate diagnosis. Other areas of focus for the GCA include encouraging the consistent and timely adopting of WHO coding, patient support programs, and a primary care education campaign.
“This multidisciplinary group is much-needed in tackling cholangiocarcinoma. It’s not something one organisation can do; it needs gifted people from a variety of backgrounds to make a difference.” Professor Shahid A Khan, Imperial College London
You can make a difference today by signing the GCA pledge of support to establish a global voice in CCA, so that our vision can one day become a reality. If you would like to support the GCA, and find out more, please visit the website https://globalccaalliance.com/en/get-involved/the-pledge, where you can sign the pledge.
World Cholangiocarcinoma Day is February 12, 2021. Please join EURO-CHOLANGIO-NET and GCA on this day and support raising awareness of CCA. We will be active on all our social channels, please do follow us @CholangioNet and @CCA_Alliance and tag your posts #worldccaday #cholangiocarcinoma.