Date of release: Thursday, February 26, 2015

Research taking place within Science at the University of Greenwich recently got a mention in Parliament, thanks to local MP for Chatham and Aylesford, Tracey Crouch (@tracey_crouch). Tracey has long supported and campaigned for the rights of victims of asbestos-related diseases, and particularly Mesothelioma victims.

Mesothelioma is a fatal asbestos-induced form of lung cancer, with no known cure. Medway is a hotbed for mesothelioma cases.

Upon hearing that mesothelioma research was taking place within the University of Greenwich, Tracey visited the laboratory of Professor Adrian Dobbs (@MesoUoG) in December 2014, to see where cutting edge medicinal chemistry research into potential new treatments for mesothelioma is taking place. This work is generously supported by the University and also the June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund (JHMRF http://www.junehancockfund.org/).

In the Debate on the "Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme" (http://www.traceycrouch.org/news/tracey-welcomes-better-deal-mesothelioma-sufferers) Tracey mentioned both Professor Dobbs and the University of Greenwich by name and also called for additional research funding for asbestos-disease research, as well as for the victims. A full transcript is available at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm150211/halltext/150211h0001.htm (column 247WH)

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