AMMF’s Amazing April!

AMMF has had an amazing fundraising April! Our supporters put the months of cold weather training behind them, to hit the ground running, on the streets of Manchester, Brighton and London. Marathon season was back and the first weekend in April saw AMMF being represented at the Manchester Marathon. With over 20,000 runners taking part, Andy Wall, who had already tackled the Great North Run and the Chester 1...

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Andrea’s epic Vietnam to Cambodia cycle ride

Not content with walking on fire or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for AMMF, Andrea Sheardown decided to challenge herself with an even more epic event this year! Along with her daughter, Amelia and a 16 strong #AndreasAMMFArmy, she took on a 450km cycle ride through Vietnam and Cambodia. Starting from Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City on 17th February, the group cycled through remote rural villages and...

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It’s a busy start to the fundraising year!

AMMF's 2019 fundraising year got off to a splash with some of our supporters deciding to take a New Years Day dip! Thank you to the Duckett family for braving the cold waters of Saundersfoot Bay to raise funds. The pictures were amazing and you all looked fantastic (even if a little bit cold). Well done everyone! February was Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month and AMMF joined forces with other charit...

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AMMF Pets in Purple – The results are in!

Throughout February Awareness Month this year, we've enjoyed seeing all the perfectly posed 'Pets in purple' photos that you have submitted for our competition. By showing their support for AMMF in purple, we hope the pets have helped to raise awareness and maybe, even raised a smile or two along the way. The winner was the pet with the most 'Likes' on AMMF's original Facebook post. The competition was h...

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Cholangiocarcinoma Experts of the Future!

Twelve aspiring medics from the Imperial College London School of Medicine who were involved in the new second year ‘Clinical Research and Innovation’ module, were selected to take part in a cholangiocarcinoma research experience in Khon Kaen, Thailand, in the summer of 2018. Tom O’Connor and Tom Hughes, members of the group of twelve, had already forged strong bonds with the Khon Kaen team during ...

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Global Cholangiocarcinoma Alliance launched!

A new, collective voice for cholangiocarcinoma, the Global Cholangiocarcinoma Alliance (GCA) was heard for the first time on World Cholangiocarcinoma Day, 12 February, 2019. Plans were announced to form the world’s first global cholangiocarcinoma alliance back in September 2018, at AMMF’s international workshop held at Imperial College London and attended by the six inaugural partners of World Chol...

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CCA Awareness Month photo comp – with a twist!

February is Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month and this year AMMF wants to see your furry, feathery or even scaly friends showing their support - but there's a twist! Your pets must be sporting something in AMMF purple.  So, AMMF's CCA Awareness Month 2019 photo comp is: Animals for AMMF – Your pets in Purple! We would love to see photos/videos of your pets in purple. You can be creative, you can b...

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The NHS ‘Long Term Plan’ is published

In its ambitious plan, the NHS makes relatively few cancer commitments but, promisingly, takes an ‘all cancer’ approach, which by definition includes rare and less common cancers, instead of previous approaches which have sometimes prioritised the four more common cancers. The plan also focuses on moving more care into the community and out of hospital, accompanied by increased funding for primary an...

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AMMF’s Year in Review – highlights of 2018

The last year has been an exceptionally busy year for AMMF, and the following are just some of the highlights:   AMMF’s Cholangiocarcinoma Conference   International Cholangiocarcinoma Workshop   Data Analysis Project – and a new data analyst   Research funding awarded   Cholangiocarcinoma-UK AMMF’s Cholangiocarcinoma Conference We welcomed a record number of delegate...

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PHOTOSTENT-02 Report is published

The findings of the multicentre PHOTOSTENT-02 trial¹ (which ended in 2012) have now been published. This study investigated the possible benefits of the use of stenting plus photodynamic therapy (PDT)² against stenting alone in those with obstructive jaundice caused by cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer or biliary tract cancer (BTC)). It seems that those patients who received PDT in addition to st...

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