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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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Bake Muffins for Meso in May

Join in this fun event and design and bake your own special Muffins for Meso UK. Why not get the children involved too? Anyone can join in the fun! Step 1 Think of all the scrumptious things you can put in a basic muffin mix! …Chocolate, blueberries, lemon, fudge, nuts,…

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Asbestos use around the world

Learning from a past that is fast catching up with us By Dr Julie Torode, Head of Advocacy and Networks and Deputy CEO, Union for International Cancer Control Mesothelioma is sometimes described as the Cinderella of cancers due to the lack of awareness and research funding it attracts. As the…

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Supporting our nurses

Read Jon Moss’s story of how his father-in-law, Richard, was able to provide financial support for our nurses through his civil claim… My father in law, Richard Mortimer, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2016. He worked as a heating and ventilation engineer for the same company for his entire working…

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