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Newsletter from AASC

Asbestos Awareness and Support Cymru has produced its summer 2018 newsletter: Our Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sarah Morgan, works closely with this support group in Wales. You can find out more about them at www.a-a-s-c/.org.uk or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

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Mesothelioma UK wins £4,000 donation following public vote of Everest front garden displays at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

£8,000 donated to British charities following public vote of Everest front garden displays at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Three British charities are set to benefit thanks to donations from home improvement company Everest following a visitor vote at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show earlier this month.…

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HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures, including mesothelioma deaths 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2017/18, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2016. From the HSE press release: Mesothelioma, contracted through past exposure to asbestos and one…

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Service of reflection and hope to be held at Leicester Cathedral at 2pm on 6 July 2018

Mesothelioma UK, the Leicester-based national charity supporting people with asbestos-related cancer, is commemorating this year’s national Action Mesothelioma Day with a service of reflection and hope at Leicester Cathedral at 2pm on 6 July 2018. Action Mesothelioma Day is an annual day to raise awareness and pay tribute to all…

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Mesothelioma UK awards funding for research into improving follow-up care for patients

Mesothelioma UK has awarded a grant for £25,000 for research into improving follow up care for UK patients with mesothelioma, the asbestos-related cancer. The recipient of the grant is Dr Catherine Henshall, Senior Nursing Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University, who will carry out a study to identify best practice…

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New report reveals more mesothelioma patients are receiving active treatment

A new report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and Mesothelioma UK shows that more mesothelioma patients diagnosed in England and Wales during 2014-2016 are receiving active anti-cancer treatment with chemotherapy. The report also shows that despite increased active treatment, just 7% of patients are alive three years after…

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Cycling septuagenarian races to support mesothelioma sufferers

Having not regularly ridden a bicycle since passing her driving test 56 years ago, Janice Houghton-Wallace has set herself the challenge of not only getting back on a bicycle again but training to take part in a cycle time trial challenge as part of the Tour of Cambridgeshire Cycling Festival…

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Open Letter to the Asbestos Industry

Mesothelioma UK has lent its support to the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS) by co-signing an open letter to the asbestos industry. The letter encourages the global ban on asbestos and highlights the remaining countries which are still exporting asbestos (Russia and Kazakhstan) and pledges support to the many initiatives…

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Opportunity: New peritoneal nurse post

We’re working with Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to fund a Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist to support peritoneal patients. This exciting opportunity is a 2-year fixed term post to set up and lead national support for peritoneal mesothelioma patients, carers and health professionals; organise relevant education events and resources and support the…

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RADIO Meso study publishes results

The RADIO Meso study is now complete and researchers have published the final report. The study used interviews with patients, family members and healthcare professionals with the aim of improving the way in which patients are given a diagnosis of mesothelioma. The feedback was collated and the researchers have produced…

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