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New research to find out if immune system can be programmed to destroy mesothelioma

Scientists at King’s College London will test a new technique that could directly target an aggressive form of cancer. Funded by Mesothelioma UK and awarded through the British Lung Foundation Research Grants, Dr John Maher and a team of researchers will programme white blood cells to recognise specific proteins which…

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ARCA Members raise funds to support Mesothelioma UK

Last year ARCA staff and members raised £10,000 for Mesothelioma UK by taking part in various activities and events. The Association supports Mesothelioma UK to help and support people diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Still over 2,700 new cases of Mesothelioma are diagnosed each year…

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New Advice Centre for Barrow Asbestos Victims Launched

A critical support group for people with asbestos conditions was under threat of closure, but thanks to    Blackpool based charity Disability First the support group has been rescued and given a new title, CLASAG – Cumbria & Lancashire Asbestos Support Advice Group. Formally known as CARDS, Cumbria Asbestos Related Disease…

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Social landlord donates to asbestos charity

Leicestershire-based social housing and care provider, emh group has donated £500 to Mesothelioma UK, the national charity dedicated to the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma. Chan Kataria, emh group Chief Executive, and Adrian Cheetham, emh homes Director of Property Services, met with Mesothelioma UK Fundraiser Ian Poynton to discuss their work…

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Making an impact in Wales

In April 2017, Mesothelioma UK appointed a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Wales. Sarah Morgan became the 13th nurse to join the team and has made a big difference to mesothelioma patients in Wales. Sarah works with colleagues across Wales to ensure that patients have access to specialist support and information,…

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MIMES – an Armed Forces study

As part of Mesothelioma UK’s Supporting Our Armed Forces service, we’ve collaborated with the University of Sheffield on a research project that aims to identify the needs of mesothelioma patients who are or were in the British Armed Forces. The aims of this stage of the research are to: understand…

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Mesothelioma UK Awards 2018

We are proud to announce the winners of our first ever awards, which celebrate the amazing work of our supporters. We presented the awards at our recent Race Night and Patient & Carer Day and would like to thank all of you who support us. The winners of the 2018…

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HASAG support for Clinical Nurse Specialists

The HASAG asbestos disease support group in Hampshire has been a long-term supporter of Mesothelioma UK and continues its invaluable contribution by offering to fund our Southampton Clinical Nurse Specialist as a full-time role. Currently, Helen Wilkes, who also focuses on Armed Forces patients, works part-time and HASAG’s generous offer…

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Introducing our new adopted nurses

After we invited NHS Trusts across the UK to have their lung cancer nurses ‘adopted’ by Mesothelioma UK, we’re delighted to announce the first recruits that will strengthen our Clinical Nurse Specialist team and help us to extend our support and care for mesothelioma patients. The main aims of the…

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MORE patient feedback needed to improve services

Mesothelioma UK is inviting patients to give feedback on what their experience of investigations, treatment and care has really been like. The MORE survey (Mesothelioma Outcomes, Research and Experience) will enable Mesothelioma UK to inform healthcare providers about what is being done well, what could be improved and hopefully where…

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