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Update on the MiST clinical trial

The Mesothelioma Stratified Therapy (MiST) trial is a British Lung Foundation funded, University of Leicester study – a multi-arm stratified therapy based clinical trial for patients with relapsed mesothelioma. MiST is a stratified multi-arm phase IIa clinical trial to enable accelerated evaluation of targeted therapies for relapsed malignant mesothelioma. The…

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Update from Meso UK Ambassador, Brian Wallis

Mesothelioma UK Ambassador Brian Wallis has been busy as usual, spreading the word about the charity, and in particular, our Supporting Our Armed Forces project. In June, Brian was in Normandy, France, looking after a group of Normandy Veterans who had returned to the beaches after 75 years of being…

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Know an inspirational fundraiser?

We’re looking for nominations for our Fundraiser, Junior Fundraiser and Fundraising Team of the year. If you know someone who has fundraised for us between April 2018 and March 2019, tell us about them and they could be a winner at our annual awards evening in October. The event is…

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New funding for research into clinical decision-making

Mesothelioma UK has been awarded a grant for £25,000 for a study that will explore clinical decision-making in mesothelioma treatment pathways across Oxford University Hospitals, Royal Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire NHS Foundation Trusts. The recipient of the grant is Dr Catherine Henshall, Senior Nursing Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University, who…

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UK CANCER NURSING AND CHARITY TEAM VISIT SOUTH AFRICA TO SEE IMPACT OF ASBESTOS-RELATED CANCER

Liz Darlison MBE from Mesothelioma UK and University Hospitals of Leicester is accompanying The Glynnis Gale Foundation on a visit to Northern Cape region of South Africa to advise on mesothelioma treatment and care University Hospitals of Leicester Consultant Nurse and Head of Services at national cancer charity, Mesothelioma UK,…

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FIRST MESOTHELIOMA CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST TO BE APPOINTED FOR CANCER PATIENTS IN WEST MIDLANDS

Asbestos-related cancer patients in the West Midlands will soon have access to the region’s first dedicated Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). National charity, Mesothelioma UK supports 24 Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialists across the UK, each based within an NHS hospital and dedicated to providing expert, specialist Mesothelioma support, information, treatment…

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Gendered Experience of Mesothelioma Study (GEMS) Looking for Participants

Consultation with health and legal professionals indicates that women may have a different experience to men regarding mesothelioma in terms of awareness of the disease, diagnosis, access to treatment and compensation and legal processes. There are many possible explanations for this but little research to establish what is actually going…

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Ashtons Legal joins forces with Meso UK

Ashtons Legal is supporting Mesothelioma UK as a new bronze sponsor. Ashtons has been acting for people with asbestos-related problems for over 20 years and has secured compensation for many people who were exposed, either directly or indirectly, to asbestos. The firm is also proud to have been involved in…

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Will writing service

Mesothelioma UK is working with a firm of solicitors to offer a free will-writing service. Your will tells everyone what should happen to your money, possessions and property after you die (all these things together are called your ‘estate’). If you don’t leave a will, the law decides how your…

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Local Councillor and family to fund specialist mesothelioma nurse in West Midlands in memory of late Mother

On Tuesday 30 July 2019, Councillor Katy Blunt and her family announced that they are to fund a specialist mesothelioma nurse in the West Midlands for 2 years, before Mesothelioma UK take over the position. This will be in the memory of Councillor Blunt’s late Mother, former local GP Dr…

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