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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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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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