Biomarker update from Imperial College

In 2011, AMMF made a grant to Imperial College London to fund the work of Research Fellow, Dr Abigail Zabron, for a year. Abigail has now sent us an update on her work into cholangiocarcinoma biomarkers and on what is happening in the laboratory, and we are delighted to report that we have agreed a further grant to Imperial College to secure her second research year. “Over the past few months we have...

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AMMF’s Manchester Visit

Report on AMMF’s Visit to the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research and the Christie Hospital, Manchester,  21 May 2012  by Helen Morement AMMF was invited to tour the laboratories of the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, and the facilities of the Christie Hospital and to meet with Dr Juan Valle for an update on the research work into treatments for cholangiocarcinoma that is being carried ...

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AMMF & The London Marathon

AMMF is a Silver Bond holder with the Virgin London Marathon, which sounds good, but actually means we have just one guaranteed place every five years! So, each year we need runners who are successful in the ballot to come forward to run and fundraise for AMMF in one of the biggest and most important fundraising events of the year. In 2011, eight of our supporters entered the ballot, but only one was al...

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Sharon and the Dorset Echo

Sharon Solomon is courageously using her personal experience of cholangiocarcinoma to raise awareness in the Dorset area, and to fundraise for AMMF to support research. A fundraising Golf Day, organised by Sharon and held at the Wessex Golf Centre in Weymouth on Saturday, 14th April, was covered by the Dorset Echo. An excellent awareness raising article duly appeared in the press, complete with a photo o...

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CC in the Daily Express

During February, which was AMMF's designated Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month, AMMF supporter Malcolm Robinson, who has undergone CC surgery and chemotherapy, and Dr Shahid Khan,  Clinical Senior Lecturer & Consultant Physician at Imperial College London and advisor to AMMF, were both interviewed by Adrian Lee for the Daily Express "Your Health" section.  Today, 17th April, that article appeared...

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Waiting for UK Guidelines

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of CC in the UK – An Update (or an update on the update …) For the first time in ten years, the Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cholangiocarcinoma in the UK have been updated by a group of GI specialists*.  These are evidence based Guidelines, and the focus is on currently available medical literature. The intention is that these Guidelines ...

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International CC Guidelines

ILCA Plans International Guidelines on Cholangiocarcinoma There is often considerable confusion over the treatment paths for cholangiocarcinoma that seem to differ from country to country. It is, therefore, very welcome news that The International Liver Cancer Association are producing their first ever International Guidelines on liver cancer and have chosen to do this on cholangiocarcinoma. There will ...

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CC Meeting Report

NCRI* Hepatobiliary subgroup meeting 1st March and subsequent meeting with Professor John Primrose, 7th March 2012. AMMF has been asked to become a member of the NCRI Hepatobiliary subgroup in order to represent cholangiocarcinoma patients. Amongst those attending the meeting on 1st March were Dr John Bridgewater, Professor John Primrose, Dr Hassan Malik, Dr Harpreet Wasan, Dr Juan Valle, Professor Dan Pal...

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February’s FB Guest Posts

During February's Cholangiocarcinoma Awareness Month, we had a Guest Post of the Day on AMMF's Facebook page, and these posts provided some incredible stories of love, courage and support, of so many people lost to this ruthless disease, and of the appalling lack of knowledge there is of cholangiocarcinoma. We decided these posts shouldn't just disappear into cyberspace, so they have been gathered togeth...

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Cup Cake CChallenge!

Despite being Practice Manager at a busy GP practice in Devon, Helen Tanner of Barnstaple had never heard of cholangiocarcinoma until she was diagnosed with it in 2010. Following her recovery from surgery, Helen has been a staunch supporter of AMMF and is doing all she can to raise awareness. Helen's staff at the practice have certainly taken up the cause with her. Their most recent fundraiser was a ...

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