Access to immunotherapy update

Access to immunotherapy update

As you may be aware from previous issues of our magazine, first line immunotherapy (nivolumab and ipilimumab) for the treatment of mesothelioma is currently under consideration by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) following the results of...
Mesothelioma UK partners with Healthinote

Mesothelioma UK partners with Healthinote

Mesothelioma UK has joined Healthinote, an online digital platform allowing doctors, nurses and pharmacists to find and share reliable health information with their patients. Used by over 3,000 GP practices in the UK, Heathinote enables people to be given an...
Vanessa’s story

Vanessa’s story

In the second of our interviews for carers week, Vanessa talks about the support she gives her husband Des, a retired carpenter, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma 18 months ago. Vanessa is keen to stress that she does not consider herself to be her husband’s carer,...
Fran’s story

Fran’s story

We spoke to Fran as part of our campaign to support Carers Week. Her father was diagnosed with mesothelioma in December last year. Already a carer for his wife, (Fran’s mother) due to her diabetes and mobility problems, mesothelioma has exacerbated an already...
New Chemotherapy Booklet

New Chemotherapy Booklet

Our new booklet Chemotherapy for Mesothelioma addresses key questions people with mesothelioma may have if they are offered chemotherapy. “Whether to accept chemotherapy is not always a straightforward decision for people with mesothelioma. Our new booklet can help...
Meet the team – Julie Morton

Meet the team – Julie Morton

Julie is our Senior Administrative Officer, leading our Administration Team and answering calls to our freephone Support Line. Julie joined Mesothelioma UK in 2019 having previously worked in the NHS. Here she talks about the key role she plays as part of the wider...
Mesothelioma UK appoints new Head of Nursing

Mesothelioma UK appoints new Head of Nursing

Leah Taylor has been appointed as the new Head of Nursing for Mesothelioma UK. In this role, Leah will work closely with the charity’s operational team and trustees, and will provide strategic leadership of the charity’s UK network of 34 Clinical Nurse Specialists....
PIF TICK certification for our patient information

PIF TICK certification for our patient information

We know how overwhelming a diagnosis of mesothelioma can be, and how good written information can play a vital part in helping people make informed choices. This is why we’re so pleased to have been recertified under the PIF TICK scheme, demonstrating our commitment...
Jane Hunt MP visits Mesothelioma UK

Jane Hunt MP visits Mesothelioma UK

Mesothelioma UK welcomed Loughborough MP Jane Hunt to its headquarters in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire on 14 April 2022 to raise awareness of the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. The charity recently moved into its new head office at Mountsorrel in Charnwood,...