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Living With PSC

May 16, 2024

PSC Partners Seeking a Cure is pleased to present Living With PSC, a podcast moderated by Niall McKay. Each month, this podcast explores the latest research and knowledge about primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a rare liver disease. From patient stories, to the latest research updates from PSC experts, to collaborations that are necessary to find better treatments and a cure, this podcast has it all!

In episode 44 of the Living with PSC Podcast, Host Niall McKay talks with Jesse Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., a third-year Harvard University medical student, researcher at MIT, PSC Partners board member, and family member of a person with PSC. 
They discuss Dr. Kirkpatrick's research on early detection of Cholangiocarcinoma, a rare cancer for which people with PSC are susceptible. It is often difficult to treat in our population, because Cholangiocarcinoma is typically detected late in people with PSC. Kirkpatrick and others are working to develop better diagnostic and screening tests for bile duct cancers to enable earlier detection and better outcomes for patients. In 2023, he was the winner of the American Medical Association Research Challenge for his work in this area.