Weʼre raising £36,000 to Weʼre raising £36,000 to Fund half of a 4 year PhD fellowship into leiomyosarcoma of the uterus.
- Morpeth, United Kingdom
- Health and medical
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- 92 days to go
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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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Nov 30, 2016
Nov 29, 2016
An amazing woman I feel privileged to have known. Hope you raise the target soon x
Nov 27, 2016
Hi Mark, I hope you reach your total soon as it's for a great cause.
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
Nicky's husband. I am a clinical academic employed by Northumbria Healthcare Trust and Newcastle University. My research interests have included the epidemiology and molecular biology of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.