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Weʼre raising £20,000 to Weʼre raising £60,000 to Fund a 4 year PhD fellowship into leiomyosarcoma of the uterus and support further research into this deadly cancer

Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Nicky Asbury was an inspiring, warm, intelligent and vibrant woman who lived life to the full. She developed the rare, poorly known but deadly leiomyosarcoma of the uterus (a fibroid gone rogue) in early 2015. Despite 4 surgeries and 3 separate chemotherapies, she died on 1st July 2016. Nicky worked in palliative care as a psycho-oncologist, helping people with cancer deal with the psychological issues that they faced. She also worked as an academic with Newcastle University and has published a number of papers on the subject. Our family have agreed to raise half the cost of a 3-year PhD fellowship and Newcastle University have agreed to fund the other half. The Fellowship holder will undertake research into this rare cancer with the hope of improving prevention, diagnosis, understanding of its molecular biology or treatment. We will work with clinicians and academics to raise the profile of this cancer, to encourage NICE to develop guidelines on its diagnosis and management and improve the outcome - which at present is very poor with no good treatments other than surgery.

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    • Susan Hall

      Susan Hall

      Apr 22, 2017

      I am a friend of Veronica Holland who was Nicky's friend. I can't come to the ball next week so I am sending a donation instead. Have a great evening, and raise a ton of money! Well done, best wishes.


    • Susan Thompson

      Susan Thompson

      Apr 18, 2017

      Hope the Spring Ball is a huge success.With best wishes,Sue & Colin Thompson (Matt's parents)


    • C Buckley

      C Buckley

      Apr 15, 2017

      Here's my lent promise donation ...£1 a day for vegetarian / chocolate free lent


    • karen Fairbrother

      karen Fairbrother

      Apr 11, 2017

      On behalf of Yvonne Doherty doing the London bike ride in aid of women's cancer. Enjoy the ride Yvonne!


    • K weaver

      K weaver

      Apr 7, 2017

      With love from PE at Baxter xxxxx


    • mark welfare

      mark welfare

      Apr 6, 2017

      Thanks very much to Express Engineering Group for their donation of tickets for the Falcons-Worcester game. George Lowrie won t for the 'Best player of the Festival' on the under 11s York tour


    • mark welfare

      mark welfare

      Apr 6, 2017

      well done to Lucas for scoring a try at the rugby Festival in York and to Isaac for connecting several tries against Morton and Scarborough


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