Living With Mesothelioma -My Diary- Please read and sign the Saatchi Bill. We are off to the IATP Gatsby Weekend at Cheshire.


Please sign and lets get the Saatchi Bill passed

Lord Maurice Saatchi’s Medical Innovation Bill (Saatchi Bill) will help doctors innovate new treatments and cures for cancer and other diseases.

The Government supports the Bill (Read Jeremy Hunts statement) but will only make it law if we, the public, demand it.

The Medical Innovation Bill will save lives by supporting doctors who want to innovate and find new ways of treating disease.

Doctors, patients and judges will have much greater clarity as to what is negligent and dangerous practice by clinicians and what is careful and sensible innovation.

It will free your doctor to consider new treatments and ideas. But, and more importantly, it will allow the patient to demand innovative treatment.

Once passed, a patient, armed with the legislation, will be able to say to his or her doctor: ‘Are you trying everything? Can you do anything differently?’ The doctor will no longer need to say he or she cannot risk trying anything new.

Tell the Government what you think and respond to the consultation.

Click on the link  and fill in the form press enter

http://saatchibill.tumblr.com/TakeAction#.Uxdxq_l_vek

Today was another spring day and we have ,ore to come so that means a lovely weekend.

We are off to Chester to the IATP Jazz Night with the Gatsby Girls and Boys

Photo: Love Live Jazz? Kick up your heels at the IATP Great Gatsby Annual Dinner & Awards To make it simple you can book your tickets on line http://www.iatp.org.uk/iatp-2014-annual-dinner-recognition-awards-fundraising-auction-the-great-gatsby/  or e-mail or Events Team events@iatp.org.uk

Christine has pulled out a photo that I had forgotten was taken for BLF.

Photo: Preparations commenced.. top lip waxed.. honestly the things you have to do when you are a Lady of a certain age lol! Nails next.. cant wait to see our lovely Mavis and  Raymond again :) not forgetting Louis

I will do a full report when I get back although I have my Tablet with me.

I had a email and then a phone call from The Sunday Express Photographer so he came and has taken photos and then I will do the interview tomorrow on the phone.

So much going on I cant keep my feet on the ground.

The MARF  getting ready for the Symposium!
These are some of today’s mesothelioma advocates storming Capitol Hill and advocating for mesothelioma research funding!

Photo: These are some of today's mesothelioma advocates storming Capitol Hill and advocating for mesothelioma research funding!

This year’s keynote speaker at the Meso Foundation’s International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma is Dr. Ira Pastan, the Head of the National Cancer Institute’s Molecular Biology Section! Dr. Pastan is a world-renowned scientist known for his work in cancer research.

Dr. Ira Pastan

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation announced that Dr. Ira Pastan, the Head of the National Cancer Institute’s Molecular Biology Section, will be the keynote speaker during its 11th annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, taking place on March 5-7 in the Washington, DC metro area.

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation announced that Dr. Ira Pastan, the Head of the National Cancer Institute’s Molecular Biology Section, will be the keynote speaker during its 11th annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, taking place on March 5-7 in the Washington, DC metro area.

Dr. Pastan is a world-renowned scientist known for his work in cancer research. Along with colleague Mark Willingham, he discovered mesothelin, a protein that is over-expressed in mesothelioma, as well as certain other cancers. This discovery has made it possible to develop an immunotoxin, SS1P, which targets the mesothelin antigen. SS1P has shown much promise in clinical trials by producing major tumor regressions lasting up to two years.

“It is an honor to have Dr. Pastan, one of those most imminent cancer researchers in this nation, joining us at our International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma,” said Mary Hesdorffer, NP, the executive director of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

“Hearing about his promising work directly from Dr. Pastan will be a very inspiring experience for the mesothelioma patients in attendance, as well as others interested in curing mesothelioma,” she added.

Dr. Pastan will speak to the Symposium audience on Thursday, March 6 at 9:15 AM. The program will also be broadcast live on the web at http://www.curemeso.org/symposium.

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor of the lining of the lung, abdomen, or heart known to be caused by exposure to asbestos. Medical experts consider it one of the most aggressive and deadly of all cancers. Approximately 3,500 Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year and an estimated one-third were exposed while serving in the Navy or working in shipyards.

ABOUT THE MESOTHELIOMA APPLIED RESEARCH FOUNDATION
The Meso Foundation is the only 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma and easing the suffering caused by this cancer. The Meso Foundation actively seeks philanthropic support to fund peer-reviewed mesothelioma research; provide patient support services and education; and advocate Congress for increased federal funding for mesothelioma research. The Meso Foundation is the only non-government funder of peer reviewed scientific research to establish effective treatments for mesothelioma and, ultimately, a cure for this extremely aggressive cancer. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $8.7 million to research. More information is available at http://www.curemeso.org.

http://blog.curemeso.org/dr-ira-pastan-national-cancer-institute-speak-mesothelioma-symposium/

What happens here raises awareness to what is new on the Research side and then we in Uk do eventually receive the trials  so its great to hear all the new Info that is discussed

Hope all goes well for them

I wonder if this will fly by our earth http://news.sky.com/story/1221264/asteroid-to-whizz-between-earth-and-moon

Photo: A space rock the length of three buses is due to fly past Earth at 33,000mph around 9pm (UK time) tonight.</p><br />
<p>http://news.sky.com/story/1221264/asteroid-to-whizz-between-earth-and-moon

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