Category Archives: Research

Living Well With Mesothelioma support group- next meeting

The next meeting of our support group, for people with mesothelioma and their carers, will be from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Monday 6th March 2017.

The meeting is at the Methodist Central Hall on Oldham Street.

Dr Paul Taylor, of Wythenshawe Hospital, will be giving an update on clinical trials.

We hope you are able to come along!

Living Well With Mesothelioma support group- next meeting

The next meeting of our support group, for people with mesothelioma and their carers, will be from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Monday 6th February 2017.

The venue has changed since the last meeting. The new venue is the Methodist Central Hall on Oldham Street.

At our February meeting, we are very pleased to announce that our speaker will be Sir Anthony Newman-Taylor of the new National Mesothelioma Centre.

Anthony will be speaking about how the work of the Centre will contribute to the fight to find a cure, and better treatments, for mesothelioma.

We hope you are able to come along!

Asbestos Victims Groups welcome £5 million pledged for a National Mesothelioma Centre but argue for full consultation and open tenders before funds allocated.

Funding for mesothelioma research has always been pitifully low and for years now  we have campaigned hard for better funding. Our groups have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for research through sponsorship of our Action Mesothelioma Day events and other fundraising activities.

So we are delighted that £5 million has been pledged by the Chancellor with the express aim of establishing a National Mesothelioma Centre to give a lead on developing research to find better treatment and a cure for this dreadful disease. This is a significant sum, at least compared to funding previously given for mesothelioma research.