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  • Blog Post: Sad news as Canada prepares to reopen asbestos mine

    I’m amazed that for two countries who have access to all the info on asbestos this is actually happening. Firstly that Canada can be exporting something that is banned in their own country. Even more astonishing given the millions the USA is thankfully spending on research into mesothelioma that...
  • Blog Post: Immunotherapy shows promise for mesothelioma treatment

    A growing number of studies have pointed to the value of unconventional treatments like immunotherapy for mesothelioma.Immunotherapy refers to any treatment protocol which aims to harness the body’s own immune system to fight cancer cells. In a recent article in The Lancet Oncology , two National...
  • Blog Post: A change of scan date

    Our first impact of the Olympics, next scan was due end of July but after discussion are putting it back to August once the Olympics have finished and before the paralympics start. Admit I wasnt looking forward to traveling into central London, the tube is expected to be really busy from mid July onwards...
  • Blog Post: NGR-hTNF shows promise in mesothelioma trials

    Long-term follow-up on a second-line drug for mesothelioma confirms its potential for prolonging survival.NGR-hTNF is a vascular targeting agent that appears to be able to seek out tumor cells and disrupt their blood vessel formation. It is currently the only drug in Phase III clinical trials specifically...
  • Blog Post: making memories

    Our Jubilee weekend didn’t exactly go to plan, thanks mainly to the weather. The Lotus is bit skittish in the dry, let alone the wet, there was also the additional worry that if it spends any time sitting out in the rain , it doesn’t always start. We were faced with the prospect of a rather...
  • Blog Post: A great day

    A great day Posted on May 25, 2012 | Leave a comment We had a great day yesterday, made even more special by the sunshine. We pottered about in the morning and afternoon, sitting out in the garden reading books and having lunch. Then a big sprint to change into our posh outfits as we were off...
  • Blog Post: Red wine - a treatment for mesothelioma?

    There’s new evidence the component in red wine that has long been known to fight heart disease and some cancers may help do the same for malignant mesothelioma. Resveratrol is a natural phenol derived from the skin of red grapes. It has been linked to the “French affect” wherein...
  • Blog Post: stable, stable, stable

    So there you go, the nerve wracking tube ride, the usual 90minute NHS wait and then the news that the scan shows no progression! The doctor did say we should keep with the scans even though they are stressful- as Ray said it’s not the scan that’s stressful, it’s waiting for the result...
  • Blog Post: Next scan booked

    A CT scan it is – booked in for next Thursday , followed by the Barts appt to discuss on the Friday. So our weekly countdown is underway. after another good nights sleep, Ray is brighter again today, although still has the stabbing pains along the diaphragm, they have been there a long time so...
  • Blog Post: An inspiring quote

    Thanks are due today to a quote from our Oxford based warriors that is in their blog, “To get through the hardest journey, we need to take only one step at a time, but we must keep stepping” Chinese Proverb This seems so apt at the moment, Ray is stronger today although has had to take...