£720raised of £20,000 target by 25 supporters

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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    • M Ebbage

      M Ebbage

      Jun 20, 2017

      Well done on the triathlon Martin!


    • Charlotte Sparrow

      Charlotte Sparrow

      May 16, 2017

      Well Done to Martin on his Triathlon at the weekend - inspired me for my bike ride now!Charlotte


    • Bruce Rogers

      Bruce Rogers

      May 6, 2017

      Good on you Spence! Go smash it 💪


    • Matthew McCormack

      Matthew McCormack

      May 5, 2017

      Good luck to Natalie and Cheryl tomorrow. Raising money for a fantastic cause! Very proud of you both xx


    • Kate Maddison

      Kate Maddison

      May 5, 2017

      Best of luck on the run Cheryl, Kate and Kim!


    • Alison Common

      Alison Common

      May 5, 2017

      Good luck Cheryl, Kimmy P and Kate! Have fun x


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      May 4, 2017

      Good luck for the run Natalie & Cheryl

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