A Diary Of A #Mesowarrior Living With #Mesothelioma – #Asbestos found in Cement from China -NICE approves new Cancer Drug, Francis Crick is openin, August Bank Holiday

NICE approves new cancer drugs for routine NHS use

Two cancer treatments, previously only available to patients through the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), will now be routinely available on the NHS.

cancer patient consultation drugs

NICE has approved bosutinib for leukaemia and pemetrexed for lung cancer for routine use on the NHS because the companies that market them lowered their prices.

Since April, NICE has been looking again at the cost and clinical effectiveness of drugs currently in the old CDF.

Previously both drugs had been available only if a person’s doctor applied through the Cancer Drugs Fund.

The discounted prices mean that both drugs are now considered value for money.

Professor Carole Longson, director of the centre for health technology evaluation at NICE, said: “It’s great to see that companies are engaging with our CDF reconsideration process in a constructive way, resulting in these positive recommendations. This is good news. As these drugs move into routine budgets, CDF funding can be freed up for other new and innovative cancer treatments.”

The NHS now has a legal obligation to make both drugs available to all eligible people who need it, if they and their doctor agree it is the right treatment.

NICE has recommended bosutinib to treat some people with chronic myeloid leukaemia when other treatments no longer work.

Pemetrexed was already recommended as a first option for people with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. The new guidance means it will now be available to a broader range of patients as an option to stop a person’s cancer returning if they are in remission.

Both bosutinib and pemetrexed work by targeting specific cancer cells to stop them growing and multiplying.



I have found this to be exciting news that the new Fund is in place and working as we have some very expensive drugs being Trialed at the moment so it looks that this might cover them coming into place.

With The Francis Crick opening up so much research is going on now so we need all the help in the NHS to keep the cost of drugs down as well.

The new building

The new building

The new building, located in the London Borough of Camden, will open soon amid a unique cluster of scientific skill, leading hospitals and one of the world’s top universities, UCL. It will provide a new focal point for the considerable talent and knowledge in the area while playing its part in the life of the local community


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Chinese cladding contractor facing HSE asbestos probe

The UK division of Chinese cladding giant Yuanda is facing a formal investigation into the potential import and use of building materials containing asbestos.

Yuanda is working on a number of high profile projects including 100 Bishopsgate

The Health and Safety Executive has launched the probe following problems on Yuanda sites in Australia.

White asbestos was found in roof panels imported by Yuanda from China and used on a new hospital in Perth.

A letter seen by the Enquirer states that the HSE has “established contact with Yuanda (UK) Co. Ltd. to conduct preliminary enquiries, establish their relationship to Yuanda Australia, understand the operation of their supply chain and the specification and quality assurance and quantity of materials they bring into the UK.”

It is understood the HSE has taken a number of samples from Yuanda sites in this country.

No-one at Yuanda UK was available to comment but it is understood that the firm is confident that no materials used in its projects contain asbestos.

Yuanda UK told campaigners at the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat: “We have undertaken a comprehensive review of all our materials and products and confirm that none used in the UK and Europe raises any concerns.

“The materials used for our projects are all specified and checked by Yuanda UK and we do not use materials from the suppliers who provided the materials in question in the Australian projects.”

Grant Prior

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I had read that all Dubai is built with the cement and that has caused a huge row Asbestos is the name given to a number of naturally occurring, fibrous silicate minerals mined for their useful properties such as thermal insulation, chemical and thermal stability, and high tensile strength. Many products in use today contain asbestos, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Asbestos is a fiber that was once widely used hundreds of building industrial, commercial and housing products and is still present in millions of U.S. workplaces and homes.

Even though Dubai and the UAE passed a law in 2006 banning the sale of sheets of asbestos, it is estimated that between 70 and 80 percent of homes in Dubai, especially the one built before that date, contain some asbestos (source: Khaleej Times).


We have a bank holiday coming up so as its my birthday as well Saturday we are off to our Sons and DIL. it is very very warm and we have 90C in the house here and over 100 in the sun outside so we have to find the shade. This is bound to end in a storm at some point.

Then it is September and I have to knuckle under and polish up some speeches for Conferences. I will report them all here and it  is exciting times.

Mind you have had to sort the computer out as changing to a new one messed up my Skype Account so I have to start again. Oh Dear !!!


I think  this is where the dog will be I will take his pool with him shame we can’t all fit in with him


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