Mesothelioma UK has recently strengthened its Operations Team with the recruitment of two new roles, both based at its Leicester HQ. Samantha Morgan joins as a Senior Project Manager, responsible for overseeing the charity’s research audit work and engaging with the new Research Centre in Sheffield (due to launch in November 2020). Samantha will be…

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Professor Michael (‘Mick’) Peake, chair of the board of Mesothelioma UK, has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List. This new national award has been given for the impact that Professor Peake’s work has had on improving the care and outcomes of patients with…

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20 of our clinical nurse specialists are taking part in the 20for20 fundraising campaign. The campaign saw us join with 19 other rare cancer charities to help reverse the catastrophic effect that Covid-19 has had on people with a cancer diagnosis – because cancer doesn’t stop for Covid. We asked our supporters to choose 20…

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A new project has been launched to support asbestos-related cancer patients in Wales, funded by Mesothelioma UK with support from the Burdette Trust for Nursing. Mesothelioma UK Clinical Nurse Specialist for Wales, Sarah Morgan will lead on the project to review patient needs across Wales, working towards establishing a coordinated All-Wales Specialist Mesothelioma service. Sarah’s…

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Mesothelioma Asbestos Guidance Study (MAGS) and recommendations produced by Mesothelioma UK and University of Sheffield. A study into the impact of asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma on healthcare professionals has been completed and a report outlining the results and recommendations is now available. The MAGS study was carried out by researchers at the University of Sheffield and…

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Simon Lawrence, 60, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in March 2017 and given just three weeks to live. Three years later, he is still here and writing a self-help book, Dare To Live. Simon, a photojournalist and cinematographer from Hampshire, has always believed in the power of the mind and is certain that the mind is…

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Independent charitable trust, The Burdett Trust for Nursing is donating a £10,000 grant to Mesothelioma UK, the national asbestos-related cancer charity. The funding will enable Mesothelioma UK to appoint a Project Lead that aims to establish an All Wales Mesothelioma Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) and support the delivery of clinical nurse specialist care to patients across…

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Research into the incidence and experience of mesothelioma among UK armed forces has identified how care and support can be improved A study carried out by researchers at the University of Sheffield and funded by Mesothelioma UK, has detailed some of the experiences of, and support required for armed forces personnel and military veterans with…

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