Topic: Dr Khan piece in today's UK Independent

CC kills more people than cervical cancer; why haven’t we heard about it?


http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/02/ … -about-it/

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Re: Dr Khan piece in today's UK Independent

Gavin
Such a well written commentary, which will help educate the general public and all here on the damage CC causes.

Thanks

Gerry

Re: Dr Khan piece in today's UK Independent

Agreed Jim! It was good as well to see an article on CC like this in one of the national newspapers here. Hopefully we'll see more as well from now on!

Best wishes,

Gavin

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Re: Dr Khan piece in today's UK Independent

The invitation to write a blog for The Independent was a direct result of AMMF's press release circulated throughout the UK just prior to February's Awareness Month.

Dr Shahid Khan, who is based at Imperial College London, is one of AMMF's advisors, and is a true "champion for the cause".

We are delighted that this year's awareness campaign has caught the attention of not only local press and radio throughout the UK, but the national press, too.  As well as the article in The Independent, there will be another in The Daily Express in March.

Please visit AMMF's website and Facebook page to see what's going on in the UK, and we send all our CC family in the US very best wishes with their awareness campaign.

Together we can CChallenge Cholangiocarcinoma!

With love and positive thoughts for all.

Helen xx

www.ammf.org.uk

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What great work Helen, thanks for everything! And it is great to hear that there will be another article in the Express in March as well. Will this be with Dr Khan as well, or would telling us be revealing journalistic secrets! Looking forward to it either way!

Have you had any feedback or responses from the Independent piece? I would have imagined that it reached many readers of the paper who had not heard of CC before.

Hugs,

Gavin

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Thank you, Gavin.

Shahid kindly agreed to be interviewed by the Daily Express, too, along with Malcolm Robinson, a CC surgery survivor, who is a staunch AMMF supporter and has done much this month to help with awareness raising (interviewed by the Yorkshire Post, and by BBC Radio Leeds with me ...)

The article in the Independent has had 75 'likes' to date, and is at the top of the "Most Read" list where it has been for the last couple of days.  There are several comments on it - ranging from the supportive to the 'barking', but I guess that when you reach outside of our own world, you will always get people who fail to comprehend the situation ...

But it's great to get the national press interested, and to have someone with  impressive credentials like Shahid on board who is willing to step up to the mark every time we ask him!!

We'll keep on keeping on, Gavin ...

Helen xx

www.ammf.org.uk

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Thanks for that Helen. Yes we will keep on keeping on. I'll go take a look at the Indy website and see what is being said in the comments over there. Barking just sounds plain barking to me! But as you say, those who fail to understand...

And yep, it is great that Shahid is doing what he does for you, much respect to him. And to everyone else of course!

Thanks Helen,

Gavin

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I just read the comments over on the Indy site and as you say Helen, some of them were truly barking indeed!!

Gavin

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Re: Dr Khan piece in today's UK Independent

Gavin,

Thanks for sharing!!

Best wishes,

Susie