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UK National Asbestos Register Announces Partnership with Mesothelioma UK

UKNAR, the UK National Asbestos Register is delighted to announce a partnership with Mesothelioma UK in a bid to support fundraising whilst highlighting the danger of disease resulting from exposure…

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Mesothelioma UK investigates experiences of asbestos cancer patients during COVID-19 pandemic

Mesothelioma UK has surveyed asbestos-related cancer patients about their treatment and care experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. Patients were asked about any impacts on their treatment schedule, hospital appointments and…

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CLASAG meetings go online

The Cumbria & Lancashire Asbestos Support Advice Group is reopening its meetings, but for now, they will be online. The meetings provide both an opportunity for peer support and to find…

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UK’s fourth National Mesothelioma Audit report identifies improved long-term overall survival rates for asbestos-related cancer patients

A new report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and Mesothelioma UK has revealed that mesothelioma patients in the UK are experiencing increased overall survival rates. The report shows…

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Michael Conway’s experience of the Checkmate -743 trial

In April 2020, pharmaceutical company, Bristol Myers Squibb announced positive topline results from drug trial. Checkmate -743, a pivotal Phase 3 trial met the primary endpoint of improved overall survival.…

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Dave Long’s experience of coronavirus as a mesothelioma patient

David Long is 69 and lives in Southampton. In July 2018 he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. He recently tested positive for coronavirus and wanted to share his experience… Following his…

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Clinical Research Network appoints Liz Darlison MBE as its new Clinical Research Lead

Liz Darlison is a Consultant Nurse at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, an Honorary Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University, University of Leicester and the University of Sheffield,…

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Lorraine Creech appointed as new Head of Nursing for Mesothelioma UK

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.…

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Eight major UK law firms selected to support Mesothelioma UK

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…

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Mike celebrates a special birthday with Meso UK

In these times of social distancing, home working, lockdowns and self-isolation, fundraising for charity is a real challenge. Many traditional fundraising events and initiatives aren’t physically possible in the current…

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