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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AMMF’s First CC Awareness Month

February 2011 was AMMF’s first Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month and what a busy month it turned out to be!  But what did it achieve?  Our Facebook page has many more friends, we have received a considerable number of donations, many people have committed to raising sponsorship by running, slimming, climbing, cycling, bed pushing (yes, bed pushing!) and, most importantly, through all this activity th...

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AMMF Newsletter Winter 2010/11

To download a pdf copy of the latest AMMF newsletter, click here

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Comment on transplantation in the UK

The Mayo Clinic in the USA is performing liver transplantation for cholangiocarcinoma - an aggressive protocol that they say is exhibiting dramatic increases in survival rates and offers new hope for patients with cholangiocarcinoma. They also say they are the only medical center doing living donor liver transplantation as a treatment protocol for cholangiocarcinoma. In such a procedure, a healthy person...

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Julia goes to Westminster

On 3rd November 2010 a large group of Cancer Research UK ambassadors and supporters descended on Westminster to discuss the Commit to Beat Cancer campaign with their MPs. Amongst Cancer Research UK's ambassadors was AMMF supporter, Julia Wise. To download a pdf of Julia's full report of her day at Westminster, please click here.

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London Marathon – Runners Required

If you have been successful on the ballot for the 2011 Virgin London Marathon, please run for AMMF!  For more information contact helen@ammf.org.uk or see AMMF's ad on page 130 of the Congratulations issue of the Virgin London Marathon news.

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