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AMMF supports research in Edinburgh

During an informative visit in April 2014 to the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh, AMMF’s Helen Morement met Professor Stuart Forbes and his team who are working on novel cholangiocarcinoma research. They are studying the macrophages that … Continue reading

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AMMF backs C52 Manifesto

Autumn is coming, the party political conference season is underway, and thoughts are turning to the election on the horizon … With more than 150,000 people diagnosed with a rare and less common cancer across the UK in 2011i, and … Continue reading

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AMMF signs Joint VBA Statement

Following the recent announcement by the Department of Health concerning the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), many of the member organisations of Cancer52*, including AMMF, were concerned by the section regarding the removal of clinically effective drugs from the CDF should … Continue reading

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CC gets a double page spread

It rarely happens this way round, but AMMF was recently contacted by Alan Shaw, the lead reporter at The Weekly News, who said he had just discovered a disease he found to be, “… intriguing for us as it’s not … Continue reading

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AMMF’s further grant for BI-010 research

The BI-010 biomarker work continues … Following promising initial results from the BI-010 cholangiocarcinoma biomarker research being carried out by Dr Hayley Whitaker and her team at the Cambridge Research Institute, AMMF has now agreed to a further grant of … Continue reading

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Biosamples, CC Biobanks, & the International CC Patient Registry …

AMMF liaises with The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation in the US where and when we can, but it is important to bear in mind that what happens in the US re treatments, research, etc, can at times be very different to the … Continue reading

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GP Awareness Campaign to continue …

With the incidence of cholangiocarcinoma (CC) markedly increasing and many younger people now being affected, it is vital that GPs are made aware of the existence of this disease, its symptoms and that, most importantly, time is of the essence … Continue reading

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Cancer52’s briefing paper on Orphan Medicines

Cancer52, the alliance of rare and less common cancer charities of which AMMF is an active member, has published a briefing paper on Access to Orphan Medicines in the UK, today 5th June 2014. More deliberation and less maths – … Continue reading

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Immune cell therapy – the answer to CC?

There’s been a huge amount of press coverage over the last week about the work of researchers at the US National Cancer Institute and the success they have achieved in harnessing a person’s own immune system to fight cancer. Of … Continue reading

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Canopies UK Choose AMMF

We are delighted to report that Canopies UK, the UK’s leading supplier of outdoor canopies, has chosen AMMF as their charity to support. Jason Eastwood, Sales Director at Canopies UK, said “We’ve been discussing supporting a charity for some time, … Continue reading

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