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Eight major UK law firms selected to support Mesothelioma UK

Mesothelioma UK has launched its first Legal Panel. The panel includes eight UK law firms which will support and raise awareness of the charity, as well as offering independent legal…

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Mike celebrates a special birthday with Meso UK

In these times of social distancing, home working, lockdowns and self-isolation, fundraising for charity is a real challenge. Many traditional fundraising events and initiatives aren’t physically possible in the current…

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Private George Wing awarded French Legion of Honour merit

In 2018 Brian Wallis, Mesothelioma UK Ambassador, was approached by friends of Private George Wing who advised him that George had never received the award of the Chevalier National de…

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Mesothelioma and coronavirus

Information for mesothelioma patients regarding COVID-19 If you are a mesothelioma patient or a family member of a patient, with concerns or questions about coronavirus Mesothelioma UK recommends the Cancer…

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Mesothelioma UK Signs Armed Forces Covenant

Mesothelioma UK has signed the Armed Forces Covenant demonstrating the charity’s long-term commitment to the military community in the UK, as part of its ‘Supporting our Armed Forces’ project. The…

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New European partnerships to accelerate cancer research

Cancer Research UK and its European partners, Fondazione AIRC and Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC), will invest £27.4 million into seven new international projects to accelerate lifesaving cancer research,…

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*SUSPENDED* Working with Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation to offer mesothelioma research grants

After careful consideration Mesothelioma UK has decided to suspend the 2020 open grants round due to the coronavirus crisis. Please check back for further details on future funding calls or…

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Johnny Mercer MP Introduced to National Armed Forces Healthcare Campaign

Johnny Mercer, MP for Plymouth Moor View, met with nurses from national charity, Mesothelioma UK on Friday 7 February 2020 at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth to find out more about…

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UK’S first ever mesothelioma organisational audit identifies variation in access to specialist cancer services

A new report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and Mesothelioma UK shows that asbestos-related cancer patients who were referred to a specialist mesothelioma multidisciplinary team (MDT) in the…

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UKATA donate £5,000 to Mesothelioma UK

Statistics from the Health & Safety Executive released in October 2019, reveal that in the UK more than 2500 people die from mesothelioma each year, with a similar number of…

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