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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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New Business Manager at national cancer charity

Faye Forde joins Mesothelioma UK to help run the charity’s business operations Mesothelioma UK has appointed Faye Forde as its new Business Manager. Faye will work with the charity’s seven-strong Operations Team to manage its business operations and help it to achieve its business goals. Mesothelioma UK funds 18 Clinical Nurse…

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New Grants and Trusts fundraiser appointed

Ian Poynton joins Mesothelioma UK to help to boost the charity’s income for support of asbestos-related cancer patients Ian Poynton has been appointed as Grants and Trusts Fundraiser for Mesothelioma UK, supporting people with the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. Ian will be based at the charity’s Leicester headquarters and will work…

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Research grant awarded to study how patients can ‘live well’ with cancer

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Karen Lord has received funding to investigate how patients with mesothelioma, can improve their quality of life Karen Lord, a Clinical Nurse Specialist based at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, has been awarded a grant for £8,000 by Mesothelioma UK and the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses…

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