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Dave Staley, a resident of Greater Manchester, was diagnosed with the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma in October 2015. Following an operation to remove his left long, and a course of chemotherapy, Dave is now taking on a tough 100 mile bike ride to raise funds for medical treatment and research. As Dave said: “I wanted a challenge, I want...

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer caused by asbestos.  Every year on Action Mesothelioma Day, groups like ours raise money for mesothelioma research, and meet to campaign for justice for asbestos victims and their families. This year Action Mesothelioma Day will be on Friday 7th July. We will be meeting at Sackville Gardens in Manchester at 12.30pm to release doves...

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.