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Cancer52 and Rarer Cancers – Raising the profile

AMMF was represented by Helen Morement at Cancer52‘s event on 03 March 2015, the aim of which was to raise the profile of the rare and less common cancers at a key time in cancer strategy development … Speakers included … Continue reading

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Saatchi Bill axed …

The Liberal Democrats have vetoed a proposed law seeking to give doctors legal protection to use innovative treatments on patients when other options have been exhausted.   The Lib Dem Health Minister, Norman Lamb, said he wanted to avoid “the … Continue reading

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A step towards more effective treatments …

AMMF is delighted to see the positive findings of the Edinburgh research the charity has been co-funding published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation The Edinburgh team has shown how a molecular mechanism drives the growth of cholangiocarcinoma (bile … Continue reading

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AMMF at Imperial College London

Information for all attendees at the AMMF event at Imperial College London on Wednesday, 11 February, 2015: If you have requested a place at this event, by now you should have received a confirmation email (as at 9 February)  with … Continue reading

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February is CC Awareness Month

    During February 2015, AMMF will be redoubling its efforts to raise the awareness of cholangiocarcinoma (CC) throughout the UK and beyond. Throughout the month we will be awareness raising, fundraising and sharing information.  Look out for: • Daily … Continue reading

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AMMF at the Cancer52 Parliamentary Event

“The hidden majority – improving outcomes for people with rare and less common cancers …” This was the title of the Cancer52 event, hosted by John Baron MP, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer, held in the … Continue reading

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AMMF supports Imperial’s CC Biomarker Repository

Following recent discussions, AMMF has now approved a grant of £30,000 to help support the national cholangiocarcinoma biomarker repository at Imperial College London. This funding will help to employ a technician who will log the receipt of existing samples that … Continue reading

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MDT – the CC patient’s perspective

A report on AMMF’s presentation at the ESSO-BASO* Cancer MDT Course, Liverpool, 01 November 2014 By Helen Morement (To view the course programme, click on the image above.) I was invited by Mr Hassan Malik, Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon and Clinical … Continue reading

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A new study highlighting early BTC symptoms …

For the first time, a study on the early symptoms of pancreatic and biliary tract cancer (bile duct cancer/cholangiocarcinoma) in patients diagnosed with these diseases has been carried out and the findings have now been published in BMJ Open1  in … Continue reading

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Progress report from Institute of Hepatology

In May 2013, AMMF agreed a research grant of £34,800 with Professor Roger Williams, Director of The Institute of Hepatology, London. to support the work of Dr Salvatore Papa and his team on “Understanding the molecular basis for the development … Continue reading

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