Mesothelioma UK has appointed Lorraine Creech as its first Head of Nursing in the UK. Lorraine is currently one of three Team Leaders for the charity’s 26 Clinical Nurse Specialists. Lorraine, who has worked for Mesothelioma UK for almost six years, will work closely with the charity’s operational team, trustees and nurses to strategically lead…

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Mesothelioma UK has launched its first Legal Panel. The panel includes eight UK law firms which will support and raise awareness of the charity, as well as offering independent legal support to mesothelioma patients and their families. The eight UK law firms represented on the Mesothelioma UK Legal Panel are: Fieldfisher Hugh James Irwin Mitchell…

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In 2018 Brian Wallis, Mesothelioma UK Ambassador, was approached by friends of Private George Wing who advised him that George had never received the award of the Chevalier National de Legion d’Honneur from the French Government which the French President had declared in 2014 would be awarded to all British & Commonwealth soldiers who had…

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Cancer Research UK and its European partners, Fondazione AIRC and Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC), will invest £27.4 million into seven new international projects to accelerate lifesaving cancer research, announced today (Friday).   The Cancer Research UK Accelerator Awards programme, which provides five years of funding for international projects, reflects a longstanding link between…

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A new report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and Mesothelioma UK shows that asbestos-related cancer patients who were referred to a specialist mesothelioma multidisciplinary team (MDT) in the UK were significantly more likely to benefit from access to a mesothelioma-specific clinical nurse specialist and on-site access to mesothelioma clinical trials. The National Mesothelioma…

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Statistics from the Health & Safety Executive released in October 2019, reveal that in the UK more than 2500 people die from mesothelioma each year, with a similar number of lung cancer related deaths, linked to past exposures of asbestos. These statistics show that there are still cumulative over 5,000 asbestos related disease deaths per…

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For the past decade, market leader in asbestos inspection, testing and consultancy, Lucion Services, has hosted the UK’s largest asbestos management conference. Each year, the conference brings together industry leaders in all sectors to share best practices when managing their asbestos risks, and promote the use of preventative controls to protect individuals and environments. This…

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