Mesothelioma UK awards £150,000 funding for new research studies

Mesothelioma UK, the national asbestos-related cancer charity, is supporting five new research studies with funding from its first grant round since successfully becoming a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities. The studies will be conducted by research teams based in either NHS Trusts, NHS Foundations and UK universities, and will focus on issues affecting the treatment and care of mesothelioma patients.

Each of the following research studies have been successful in this round of grant funding:

  • North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation – Understanding the patient journey for those with mesothelioma: a review
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – Diet and physical activity in patients with mesothelioma
  • University of the Highlands and Islands – Improving the patient diagnostic pathway for mesothelioma
  • University of Leicester – A test to diagnose and predict clinical outcomes in mesothelioma
  • University of Sheffield – Improving symptom control in mesothelioma

Mesothelioma UK is committed to supporting research into all aspects of treatment and care related to mesothelioma and has funded research and audit since 2015, both independently and through partner organisations. The charity offers a range of grant opportunities to universities, medical schools and research institutes within the UK and Northern Ireland that fund research that explores patients’ experience of care, through to research on patient diagnosis, treatments and outcomes of care. All of the grants are rigorously reviewed by the charity’s Research and Audit Scientific Committee to ensure that they are conducting quality research into areas that will see real benefit to mesothelioma patients.

Liz Darlison, Mesothelioma UK Chief Executive commented: “Our mission is to fund world-class mesothelioma research that makes a significant impact on patient treatment and care, outcomes and patient experiences.

“We’re delighted to be able to award these five research teams the funding to enable them to carry out their important studies and we look forward to seeing the results and impacts of the research. We are extremely grateful to the charity’s fundraisers and donors; without their support, these grants would not be possible.”

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