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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Malcolm takes AMMF to New Heights!

Malcolm Robinson has climbed Pen-y-Ghent in the Yorkshire Dales several times in the past but, following a diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma in 2010, major surgery and chemotherapy, it was something he doubted he would do again. So undertaking this climb again on Sunday 10th April, accompanied by family and friends, was certainly an achievement - and a double celebration - Malcolm celebrating his 'all c...

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GP Practice Adopts AMMF

AMMF is delighted to report that the Waterside Practice, Ilfracombe, North Devon, has adopted AMMF as their charity to support for the next six months. They certainly have a very good reason for doing this - Helen Tanner, their Practice Manager, was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma in Oct 2010 and following surgery has just returned to work part time. AMMF sends a huge thank you to everyone a...

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AMMF Receives Grant

AMMF is delighted to have been awarded a grant of £1000 from St James’s Foundation, the charitable arm of St James's Place Wealth Management, to help with the charity’s work.  Huge thanks go to the Foundation and to Samanatha Mawdsley for this wonderful support!

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Rarer Cancers Survey Report

The Government's new cancer strategy, "Improving Outcomes: a Strategy for Cancer", has set an objective of saving an additional 5,000 lives by 2014/15.  Taking into account the incidence and mortality associated with rarer cancers, it would be reasonable to assume that 2,500 of these lives would be for rarer cancers. Last year, the Department of Health asked The Rarer Cancers Foundation to undertake...

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HSBC Leeds Supports AMMF

We are delighted to report that the Service Quality Team at HSBC, Leeds, will be supporting AMMF throughout 2011!   This is in memory of their colleague, Carol Melvin, who will be known to many in our cc family. What a wonderful tribute to an inspirational lady who did so much to raise the awareness of cholangiocarcinoma. Looking forward to reports on their fundraising exploits during 2011 ...

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