Sufferers of mesothelioma urged to take part in clinical survey
Researchers looking into possible treatments for the fatal asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, are calling for patients, their families and health professionals to help support clinical research.
The survey, conducted by the Priority Setting Partnership, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, aims to provide researchers with a better understanding of the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with mesothelioma.
Ian McFall, head of National Asbestos Litigation Team at Thompsons Solicitors, said: "Asbestos was widely used in engineering, shipbuilding and the construction of commercial premises, public sector buildings and schools.
“Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure and is currently incurable.
“At Thompsons we know all too well the devastating effects of mesothelioma and welcome this survey designed to help researchers identify key areas to focus future research."
The survey is available on the Priority Setting Partnership website.
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