Cathy was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare cancer affecting the liver's bile duct. The location of the cancer made surgical removal impossible, but William Chapman, MD, a Washington University transplant surgeon, enrolled Cathy in a clinical trial taking place at only two hospitals. Her treatment program included chemotherapy and radiation while she waited six months for a new liver. After her transplant, Cathy experienced a rare complication that led to her requiring a second, emergency transplant. Dr. Chapman now says Cathy's prognosis is excellent.
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