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Wellbeing course for Armed Forces personnel and veterans

Armed Forces personnel and veterans who are living with cancer are being offered a week long, residential wellbeing programme by Odyssey Project Limited. Odyssey runs short, deeply engaging courses based around outdoor activities and art, to enhance the mental and physical wellbeing of people living with cancer and their close…

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MiST trial opens for recruitment

Leicester is leading the development of the world’s first molecularly stratified umbrella study, Mesothelioma Stratified Therapy (MiST). This trial will utilise a molecular profiling panel to identify patients who are eligible for treatment. The second step will be to stratify patients for treatment, based on molecular eligibility. Patients would receive…

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Women, men and gendered experiences of mesothelioma

The incidence of mesothelioma is higher in certain occupational groups including asbestos mining and disposal and construction industries (Rake et al 2009). These are industries and occupations that have traditionally had higher rates of male employment. There is a lack of knowledge and understanding of the occupational and environmental exposure…

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Travel grants for patients

Mesothelioma UK acknowledges that people diagnosed with mesothelioma do not always have access to specialist care at their local hospitals. Therefore, we offer grants to support travel expenses for those attending specialist centres to access a clinical trial. This helps to ensure that everyone has equal access to specialists, treatment,…

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New research into immunology and mesothelioma

Scientists at King’s College London will test a new technique that could directly target an aggressive form of cancer. Funded by Mesothelioma UK and awarded through the British Lung Foundation Research Grants, Dr John Maher and a team of researchers will programme white blood cells to recognise specific proteins that…

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National Mesothelioma Audit

In January 2019, the National Mesothelioma Audit (NMA), hosted by the Royal College of Physicians, began its mesothelioma organisational audit. The purpose of this audit is to identify mesothelioma specific multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) across the whole of the UK and provide an evidence-based definition for these MDTs. Phase 1 of…

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New job vacancies with Mesothelioma UK

We have two part-time job vacancies at our Leicester office – an Events Officer and a Corporate Relations Officer. If you would like to join our team, please use the links to apply online.

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Morcambe Bay nurses join Mesothelioma UK Clinical Nurse Specialist Team

Joanne Darby and Karen Price from University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust ‘adopted’ by asbestos-related cancer charity Two nurses from the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust have been ‘adopted’ by Mesothelioma UK, the national asbestos-related cancer charity. Lung cancer nurses, Joanne Darby and Karen Price…

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Inverness nurses join Mesothelioma UK clinical nurse specialist team

Two nurses from Raigmore Hospital in Inverness have been ‘adopted’ by Mesothelioma UK, the national asbestos-related cancer charity. Lung cancer nurses, Jenn Latham and Lucy Heycock have joined Mesothelioma UK’s growing team of Clinical Nurse Specialists to extend its support and care for mesothelioma patients in the north of Scotland.…

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New research to find out if immune system can be programmed to destroy mesothelioma

Scientists at King’s College London will test a new technique that could directly target an aggressive form of cancer. Funded by Mesothelioma UK and awarded through the British Lung Foundation Research Grants, Dr John Maher and a team of researchers will programme white blood cells to recognise specific proteins which…

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