Starting in November 2020, we will be hosting monthly webinars covering a range of topics, with different experts sharing their knowledge. We will be discussing subjects including mesothelioma surgery, multidisciplinary teams, chemo-immunotherapy, peritoneal mesothelioma, heterogeniety, research priorities and much more.

30 November 2020 – Nanotubes, Gold and Mesothelioma
An insight into a breakthrough study which looks at the potential of gold nanotubes – tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth of the width of a human hair – to be placed inside cancer cells, causing them to heat up and thereby kill the mesothelioma cells.
Experts: Stefan Marciniak, Professor of Respiratory Science Cambridge, Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician at Addenbrookes and Papworth and Stephen Evans, Professor of Molecular and Nanoscale Physics.

25 January 2021 – Mesothelioma Surgery in the UK post MARS2 recruitment
Expert: Dr John Edwards, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon with major interest in mesothelioma research
Register here.

22 February 2021 – Establishing a Mesothelioma MDT
Experts: Dr Paul Beckett, Respiratory Physician Clinical Lead for National Lung Cancer Audit and Dr Kevin Blyth, Professor of Respiratory Medicine – University of Glasgow and Pleural Diseases Lead at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow.

29 March 2021 – Chemo-Immunotherapy in Mesothelioma
Expert: Anna Novak, Professor of Medicine, University of Western Australia, Director, Australian National Centre for Asbestos

26 April 2021 – The UK Peritoneal Mesothelioma MDT
Experts: Faheez Mohamef, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Basingstoke with particular interest in research into peritoneal surface malignancy and Samantha Westbrook, Mesothelioma UK Peritoneal Specialist Nurse


December 07, 2020

Other News

New data offers update on MAGS study findings

Back in 2020, the Mesothelioma Patient Experience Research Group at the University of Sheffield launched the Healthcare Worker Mesothelioma Asbestos Guidance (MAGs) study. The study interviewed patients who are, or were, healthcare workers including clinical staff...

Big support for Mesothelioma UK at this year’s Great North Run

36 runners to raise money for asbestos-related cancer charity at world’s biggest half marathon on 10 September 2023 Supporters of Mesothelioma UK, the national asbestos-related cancer charity, will be stepping out for the charity at this year’s Great North Run half...