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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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ARCA Members raise funds to support Mesothelioma UK

Last year ARCA staff and members raised £10,000 for Mesothelioma UK by taking part in various activities and events. The Association supports Mesothelioma UK to help and support people diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Still over 2,700 new cases of Mesothelioma are diagnosed each year…

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New Advice Centre for Barrow Asbestos Victims Launched

A critical support group for people with asbestos conditions was under threat of closure, but thanks to    Blackpool based charity Disability First the support group has been rescued and given a new title, CLASAG – Cumbria & Lancashire Asbestos Support Advice Group. Formally known as CARDS, Cumbria Asbestos Related Disease…

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Social landlord donates to asbestos charity

Leicestershire-based social housing and care provider, emh group has donated £500 to Mesothelioma UK, the national charity dedicated to the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma. Chan Kataria, emh group Chief Executive, and Adrian Cheetham, emh homes Director of Property Services, met with Mesothelioma UK Fundraiser Ian Poynton to discuss their work…

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