Webinars

Mesothelioma Matters Webinars

We host 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.

Our Next Webinar

Carers of mesothelioma patients are invited to join us for this special session which will be a safe environment in which to put questions to our clinical nurse specialists and share experiences.

We will also be joined by guest speaker, Janet Parkinson, Macmillan Support and Information Manager. Janet will be talking about the importance of carers taking time to take care of themselves. Numbers are limited to 30 so please register asap.

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Archived Webinars – watch on-demand now

25 January 2021 – Mesothelioma Surgery in the UK post MARS2 recruitment

John Edwards, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, talks about Extended Pleurectomy Decortication (EPD), what the procedure is, why it became the focus of such a large-scale clinical trial, why evidence to support the procedure or not is necessary, and if or how EPD can be accessed, whilst MARS 2 results become available.

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Watch the Webinar on Mesothelima Surgery in the UK Post Mars2 Recruitment

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.

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Watch the Webinar on Nanotube, Gold and Mesothelioma

22 February 2021 – 16:00 – 17:00 GMT – Establishing a Mesothelioma MDT

Multidisciplinary Team Working in cancer care is well established and appreciated in the UK.  Achieving this in  rarer cancers, like mesothelioma is challenging, but given the widespread benefits of ensuring patients receive a specialist review and opinion, it is essential we overcome these challenges, if we are going to we provide an equitable optimal service for anyone affected by rarer cancers.

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.

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Watch the Webinar on Establishing a Mesothelioma MDT

Webinar Calendar

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


24 May 2021 – Mesothelioma Heterogeneity
Experts: Didier Jean, Senior Research Scientist at French National Institute of Health & Medical Research with particular interest in research into mesothelioma


24 June 2021 – Armed Forces Day Webinar
Mesothelioma UK invites members of the armed forces to join us to raise awareness of mesothelioma within the armed forces and provide insight into the project, work, people and research that the charity has been conducting.


28 June 2021 – Research Prioritisation
Experts: Dr Clare Gardiner, Senior Research Fellow with a particular interest in palliative care and Professor Angela Tod, Professor of Older People and Care with many years conducting and applying patient experience research


July 2021 – Living Well With Mesothelioma
Experts: TBA


6 September 2021 – Combination Immunotherapy in Mesothelioma
Experts: Professor Paul Baas, Chief of Thoracic Oncology with particular interest in Immunotherapy at Netherlands Cancer institute and Prof of Thoracic Oncology at University of Amsterdam


27 September 2021 – Mesothelioma PhD Scholars Showcase
Experts: TBA