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Raising awareness of our Armed Forces Project

Brian Wallis, Mesothelioma UK Ambassador, together with volunteer members of Anglia Asbestos Diseases Support Groups (AADSG) have been busy this year, promoting Mesothelioma UK, and in particular, our Armed Forces Project. The group distributed over 800 leaflets at various military and veterans’ events to veterans and senior medical/health and safety…

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Over £3.4 million in claims

Caroline Barry is Mesothelioma UK’s Benefits Advisor. In the 2017/18 financial year Caroline supported 178 patients/carers to make claims for benefits and state compensation, helping them access over £3.4 million in lump sum payments and benefits. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, there are certain benefits that you may…

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FIRST UK PERITONEAL MESOTHELIOMA CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST APPOINTED

Samantha Westbrook’s new post based at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, funded by Mesothelioma UK Samantha Westbrook has been appointed as the first Peritoneal Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist in the UK. This new post has been funded by Mesothelioma UK and will be based at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital.…

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Non-invasive diagnosis study

Last year Pat Stone Meso Support and Mesothelioma UK awarded a grant to a study which aimed to reduce the need for diagnostic surgery. The grant, for £21,795, was awarded to Amy Kerr, Senior thoracic surgery research nurse at the Medical Innovation Development Research Unit (MIDRU) at Heartlands Hospital in…

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Supporting our armed forces

Our new service – Supporting Our Armed Forces – is doing well and we are reaching out to an increasing number of organisations in order to pool our resources to reach those veterans and armed forces personnel who need our support. One such organisation is the Veterans’ Outreach Support (VOS).…

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New clinical trial now open

A new clinical trial has opened recently at several hospitals and has recruited four patients so far. The NEMO study investigates the activity of the drug Nintedabib in a double-blind, randomized phase II study. Patients can be considered after completing four to six cycles of first line platinum-based chemotherapy for…

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New artificial intelligence technology to measure mesothelioma tumours

Dr. Kevin Blythe, of the University of Glasgow, is working with a medical technology firm in Edinburgh on a project that aims to develop innovative ways of tackling mesothelioma. The imaging specialists, Canon Medical Research Europe, has been awarded £140,000 funding to work with mesothelioma specialists at NHS Greater Glasgow…

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Military Mesothelioma Experience Study

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sheffield is conducting some research to explore the experiences of British Armed Forces personnel/ veterans with mesothelioma and their family members. The MIMES research study is being conducted as part of the Mesothelioma UK – Supporting our Armed Forces initiative…

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Classic car auction raises £20,350

A recent car auction by Classic Car Auctions (CCA) saw £20,350 raised for Mesothelioma UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. The CCA September Sale sold 107 quality classic cars to bidders around the world with total sales exceeding £1.8 million. The special charity lot was a 1984 Audi Quattro Turbo, which…

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Could you be our next trustee?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Trustee. We are currently looking to complement our current Board of Trustees with people who have a passion for high quality healthcare and cancer care in particular. We need trustees to provide leadership and support as we fulfil our mission and vision.…

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