Recently completed grants

Young Investigator Award

Dr Marina Baretti – Johns Hopkins University, USA

Award: $60,000*

This jointly funded award is given to support work on immunotherapy for metastatic cholangiocarcinoma over a period of one year.

The Young Investigator Award (YIA) is a scheme administered by the US Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO.

*Funded jointly by AMMF, The Bili Project Foundation, The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation and TargetCancer Foundation.


The University of Manchester

Professor Juan Valle

Award:  £21,818

Given towards project management costs for the ABC-06 clinical trial.

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Professor Juan Valle


Imperial College London

Cholangiocarcinoma Biobank
Dr Shahid Khan

Award:  £30,000

To fund the establishment of a cholangiocarcinoma biobank, including technician funding, and equipment ( -80º­ fridge, an encrypted computer, consumables).

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University of East Anglia
(Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital)

Dr Simon Rushbrook

Award:  £39,249

To fund work on “The Role of NRF2 in the Pathogenesis of Cholangiocarcinoma”

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Imperial College London

Professor Richard Syms
Award:  £36,714
Given to support collaborative work between Professor Richard Syms and his team from Imperial College London and a team at Khon Kaen University Thailand, investigating the possible use of an internal MRI scanner to improve the planning of surgical resections for cholangiocarcinoma.

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Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool

Mr Hassan Malik
Award:  £2,000
A small grant awarded to assist with the hENT1 biomarker work.

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University of Nottingham

Professor David Bates
Award:  £1,500
A small grant awarded to fund a 2nd year BSc student working on an existing project investigating EGFR inhibitors.

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Institute of Hepatology

Research Fellow – Dr Gemma Choy
Award:  £82,060
A Research Fellowship awarded to Dr Gemma Choy, to enable her to continue work on MAPK-targeted therapy for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.

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Institute of Hepatology

Dr Salvatore Papa
Award:  £34,800
A grant awarded to Dr Papa to assist with work on the molecular development of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.

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Imperial College London

Research Fellow – Dr Abigail Zabron
Award:  £65,904
A Research Fellowship awarded to Dr Zabron for to enable her to continue the work into cholangiocarcinoma proteomics and genetics.

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Imperial College London

Dr Simon Ralphs
Award:  £29,758
A Research Fellowship awarded to Dr Ralphs, for collaborative work with Thailand on a urinary biomarker for cholangiocarcinoma.

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The BILCAP Trial

Award:  £14,000
Given to help support the BILCAP trial.

18.05.17 – The BILCAP trial has reported positively.  Capecitabine following surgery has been shown to improve survival by almost a quarter. To read a full report, click here

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