Updates on transplant, trials and more …

AMMF’s Helen Morement reports on the NCRI Hepatobiliary Clinical Trials group meeting, June 2016 In my capacity as a patient representative and advocate, I attend the regular NCRI Hepatobiliary Clinical Trials group meetings, where I get the opportunity to put forward questions and seek information on behalf of cholangiocarcinoma patients.   The members of this group are concerned wit...

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Sweet drinks and biliary tract cancer; is there a link?

An new study from Sweden has been much in the news lately, linking the consumption of sugary drinks, juices as well as sodas, to biliary tract cancer (bile duct cancer/cholangiocarcinoma) and gallbladder cancer: "People who consume at least two juice drinks a day had more than twice the risk of developing gallbladder tumours and a 79 per cent higher risk of cancer in the liver bile ducts, according to a ...

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AMMF joins European Cancer Patient Coalition

AMMF is pleased to have joined the  European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) as a full member. ECPC is the largest European cancer patients' umbrella organisation, representing 370+ organisations in dozens of countries.  One of the coalition's main aims is to ensure no cancer is forgottten. Providing a unified voice for cancer patients across Europe, ECPC is working towards equality for all canc...

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AMMF’s “inspirational meeting”

AMMF's Information Day at Imperial College London, 10 May 2016 Malcolm Robinson, CC survivor and longstanding AMMF supporter, summed up the thoughts of many of those who attended AMMF's Information Day on 10 May at Imperial College London: “A wonderful opportunity to find out just how all the AMMF fundraising efforts of our supporters is invested in medical experts of the highest quality and dedicatio...

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The Two Toms in Thailand

Two Imperial College London 'medical students to be', Tom Hughes and Tom O'Connor, have taken on an elective period of research and study into cholangiocarcinoma in Kohn Kaen, Thailand, and are sharing their experiences with AMMF.             The Two Toms blogged especially for the inaugural World Cholangiocarcinoma Day on 17 February 2016 - to read...

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AMMF in Thailand 2016

The incidence of cholangiocarcinoma is increasing, not only in the UK but throughout the world.  It is certainly a global problem, but Thailand has the world's highest incidence of this disease, with the Isaan Province in the north east of the country being the epicentre. Following the 3-day international cholangiocarcinoma workshop in Khon Kaen in north east Thailand in 2014, which AMMF attended, and w...

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AMMF launches Discussion Forum

After many requests, AMMF has now launched a Discussion Forum on its new, revamped website. The Discussion Forum is for everyone whose life has been touched in any way by cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer, biliary tract cancer, gall bladder cancer) providing an area where patients, family members, carers, supporters, fundraisers and those who have been bereaved, can talk about all things related t...

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AMMF’s Information Day 2016, Imperial College London

This year's AMMF Information Day will take place on Tuesday, 10th May, at Imperial College London. There will speakers from different areas of research around the UK that AMMF is supporting, presenting their work and being available to meet and talk with the charity’s fundraisers and supporters.  Plus, there will be an 'Ask the Expert' panel with specialists in the field of cholangiocarcinoma, re...

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AMMF’s Twibbon is here …

The AMMF Twibbon is now available for fundraisers and supporters to add to the corner of profile images on Facebook pages and Twitter accounts. If you would like to raise awareness and show your support for AMMF with the Twibbon, just click the link and follow the simple instructions. For your AMMF Twibbon, click here

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CC Awareness Month 2016 Guest Posts

Thank you to each courageous person who contributed a Guest Post for AMMF's Facebook page during Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month, February 2016. We know that each of these posts is a personal story, with every word written from the heart - which is exactly what makes them so very special. This year, the number of likes, shares and supportive comments each Guest Post received was beyond anything we ...

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