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RCF Online Survey Request

Online survey: Improving outcomes for patients with advanced cancer The Rarer Cancers Foundation has asked AMMF to help with an on line survey – they want to do all they can to support the NHS in ensuring that people with rarer and less common cancers have the best possible care and treatment. To do this, they need to know more about people’s experiences and what they value when they have advanced f...

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AMMF joins Cancer52

AMMF is delighted to have become a member of Cancer52, the organization providing a “common voice for the less common cancers”. Cancer52 is so named because 52% of cancer deaths in the UK are from the less common cancers (although in 2010 this proportion increased to 53%). Despite this figure, the less common cancers remain severely under represented and under funded across all areas, including polic...

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Introducing AMMF’s Research Fellow

AMMF was delighted to report a few months ago that it had been agreed with Imperial College that the charity would fund a Research Fellowship for a year. Dr Abigail Zabron has now begun her research work and has written to AMMF introducing herself, describing what led her to embark on cholangiocarcinoma research, and outlining what she hopes to achieve.  I’m sure we all wish her the very best with her r...

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Risk Factors for Cholangiocarcinoma

The following is a brief summary of Tyson and El-Serag’s paper reviewing scientific literature up to and including March 2011, entitled “Risk Factors for Cholangiocarcinoma”, which was recently published in the journal Hepatology. (The following technical translation of the published paper has been prepared for us by Dr Ruth Corrigan MA (Cantab), and a link to download the full paper can be f...

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AMMF meets Imperial College Research Team

AMMF’s Imperial College Meeting Summary On Thursday 28 July, a gloriously sunny day in London, AMMF representatives, Helen Morement, Noel Corrigan and Dr Ruth Corrigan, met with the Imperial College cholangiocarcinoma research team to find out what is currently happening in the world of cc research. Imperial’s cc research team were out in force - Professor Simon Taylor-Robinson, Dr Shahid Kh...

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Toddler Triathlon for AMMF!

On Thursday 14th July, Joseph’s Nursery in York held a sponsored Toddler Triathlon in aid of AMMF.  Could this be a first?  It certainly is as far as fundraising events for AMMF are concerned! The sun shone as the children tramped, triked and hunted for treasure, cheered on by their parents.  These activities were followed by a well deserved picnic, and all the children received a medal and a cert...

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AMMF to Fund Research Fellow

We are delighted that it has now been confirmed with Imperial College that AMMF will be making a grant of £42,000 to fund a Research Fellow for a year from October 2011, who will be working on cholangiocarcinoma proteomics and genetics research. More details on this will be coming soon, but in the meantime, huge thanks to everyone who has worked so hard raising funds in a variety of ways, and especiall...

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Genetic Risk Factor Study

For details on research recently carried out at Imperial College on genetic risk factors in the development of cholangiocarcinoma, which was part funded by AMMF, please click to see AMMF's Research Updates page: AMMF's Research Updates page

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AMMF at the London Marathon

Of the 35,000 runners who took part in the London Marathon on 17th April, none had more good wishes with them than AMMF’s own Fab Four - Trevor Sibley, Francis Chua, Debbie Dowsett and Maria Joy. It was certainly a glorious day in the capital and, although the unaccustomed sun and heat made the going difficult at times, all our runners crossed the finish line safely - their official times were: ...

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